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Aug. 1st, 2007

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Date:August 1st, 2007 12:18 pm (UTC)
The narration can add flavour to a novel, if used correctly, so a change in narrator isn't entirely unknown. IIRC, Toni Morrison's Beloved included train-of-thought chapters from characters, switching the narration from 3rd to 1st person, and Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness (is there any literary discussion out there that doesn't end up mentioning HoD?) is notable for having a narrator that's narrating a narration, giving a sense of distance. Or something.
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