Wallace Stegner Writing Styles in All the Little Live Things

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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is first person. The novel is written through the eyes of Joe Allston, a retired book editor who finds himself struggling with two relationships with two people of the younger generation, leaving him a better, stronger person in the end. The novel is written as though it is a diary of sorts, chronicling an important time in the life of Joe Allston, a time that summarizes who he is as a person. Due to this style, the author often makes comments about the action of the plot from a future point, suggesting things he might have done different or how events might have unfolded had he not acting in a specific way.

The point of view in this novel is interesting because it is not only a first person point of view, but it also offers an authorial point...

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