Beatrice and Virgil - Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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Pages 4 – 26. Narration describes the recent success experienced by protagonist Henry, a novelist. Henry's most recent book received public and critical acclaim, and as a result he became something of a celebrity. Narration describes how he enjoyed his meetings with those who liked his book, while at the same time feeling that his fame did not really change him. “… you are who you are,” narration comments, “and then people project onto you some notion they have” (5).

Narration then describes in some detail the process Henry went through in creating his next book. He decided to write a subject that had been particularly traumatizing for humanity from both a fictional and non-fictional perspective, publishing a novel and an essay in the form of a flip-book: that is, the two pieces of writing printed in the same book, but back-to-back, meaning that once the reader got to...

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