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Calvin Trillin Writing Styles in About Alice

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Perspective

Calvin Trillin's perspective is that of a grieving husband. He writes this book in order to share with the world the Alice he knew, rather than leaving his readers with the impression they already had from previous writings, which are not accurate. The Alice in Trillin's writings is a straight-laced, opinionated lady. This is only a small part of the woman Trillin loved. To Trillin, she was opinionated, but she was also beautiful, talented and a wonderful mother. Alice was a force in Trillin's life, and he feels as though she made him a better man just by sharing her life with him.

Trillin uses this memoir as a way of not only sharing Alice with the world, but also to remember her the way he knew her. Trillin loved his wife, and that love comes out in every word he writes. Trillin's perspective is not that of...

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