The ‘First-Person’ narrator tells how it is

by Kevin Price

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Essay: The Person of Art Lazaar

In this essay, Art Lazaar discusses what it means to be a character written in the first person, as he is in my current work in progress, The Balsamic Jihad.

Art examines what he believes may be some of the motivations behind my decision and how it affects him in the story, and how it positions his character vis-a-vis the other central characters and the reader. His discussion on perspective and balance opens up an interesting discussion in respect of the ethical position of both the author and the reader when deciding exactly how and through whose eyes at which time a story should be told.

Open for comments and discussion.

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