Kurt Vonnegut Writing Styles in A Man Without a Country

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This novel is written from a first person point of view, that of Kurt Vonnegut, and is autobiographical narrator. Since this novel is concentrated on ideas and not on a chronological series of events, the author is a fairly reliable narrator. However, it is sometimes hard to tell, because he will intentionally make statements that are open to interpretation, and thus can be either a joke or a serious statement, or even both. Since this book is composed of philosophical ideas, based on the experiences from his life, this is the only point of view that could have worked for the novel. Only Kurt Vonnegut can tell the reader what he thinks, feels and remembers. Many of the essays in this work are based upon observation. Vonnegut does a great job of allowing the reader to see his point of view through his eyes, by always following a statement or...

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