“point of view” in The Spooky Art by Norman Mailer

Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 9, 2007

·  in the 1st person, you gain immediacy but lose insight, because you can’t move into other people’s heads. ·  in the 3rd person, you are God, ready to see into everyone’s mind, enter into every character’s consciousness. ·  1st person cannot be as free as the separation between author and protagonist offered by the 3rd person.  


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