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David Grossman Writing Styles in A Horse Walks Into a Bar

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Point of View

Avishai Lazar narrates A Horse Walks into a Bar, and the events told in the book split between his narration of Dovaleh's performance at the club in Netanya and his memories of his own interactions with Dovaleh when they were both children and teenagers. Avishai tells the events of the performance in present tense, but when he switches to narrating flashbacks he uses the past tense, and nearly every time a break in the text occurs, both which clearly differentiate the past from the present in the novel.

However, Dovaleh as the main character is still given plenty of room to tell his own story, as plenty of his stand-up is transcribed word for word within Avishai's narration, near the end taking up a dozen pages without interruption from Avishai. This reflects the audience's full immersion into Dovaleh's stories and his own prowess as a...

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