Edith Pearlman Writing Styles in Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories

Edith Pearlman
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Point of View

The majority of these stories are told from the third person point of view of an omniscient narrator generally with an emphasis on one character in particular. However, the author does experiment with points of view in several of her stories. The story “Inbound,” for instance is written in the third person point of view with an emphasis on Sophie. “The Noncombatant,” a similarly written story is also from the point of view of an omniscient third person narrator with an emphasis on Richard.

One of the stories that doesn’t follow the typical point of view used by this author is the story “Chance.” This story is narrated in the first person point of view from a character in the novel. This character, a young girl, is never named. “Tess” is a story in which the author employees a pair of points of view...

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