RE: RARA-AVIS: JDM's "All These Condemned" and literary devices

From: Ron Clinton (
Date: 19 Aug 2010

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    WASTELAND OF STRANGERS by Bill Pronzini.

    Ron C.

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: [] On
    > Behalf Of Harry Joseph Lerner
    > Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2010 6:52 AM
    > To:
    > Subject: RARA-AVIS: JDM's "All These Condemned" and literary devices
    > Hello All,
    > The other day it occurred to me that it might be interesting to write an
    article about
    > JDM's use of multiple narrators to convey the same series of events from
    > perspectives in "All These Condemned" in terms of its effectiveness as a
    > device. Is it indeed effective or simply confusing? Actually, this is
    something that
    > has been simmering at the back of my mind for a while, but I recently
    picked up a
    > copy of JDM's "The Beach Girls", which, unlike most of his books, has a
    table of
    > contents with all but the last three chapters labelled with the names of
    characters. I
    > haven't read this book yet, but my first impression (and I could be way
    off here) is
    > that it may make for an interesting comparison with "All These Condemned."
    > What I would like to ask of all of you is for any recommendations of other
    > of multiple narrators/perspectives a la "All These Condemned", that would
    be useful
    > reading for my proposed article.
    > Thanks in advance!
    > Best,
    > Harry
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