Re: RARA-AVIS: The undependable narrator

Date: 17 Aug 2006

Since I'm reading so much Charles Williams I thought I'd throw in some observations about his narrative technique. In his first person narration the narrator often withholds information from the reader and then let's the reader discover through his actions what he already knows.

It's the opposite of some first-person narration and a lot of third-person narration where the reader is ahead of the protoganist in what he knows about the unfolding storyline.


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