Alexander Weinstein Writing Styles in Children of the New World

Alexander Weinstein
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Point of View

Each short story in this anthology has a different point of view, with most stories being told from the perspective of a limited narrator's point of view. What is unique about this collection of short stories is that, while different, all but two of the stories' points of view are written in the first person. The two chapters that are not written in this style are different because they are not stories at all but fictionalized articles. "Excerpts from the New World Authorized Dictionary" and "A Brief History of the Failed Revolution" are each written objectively, and in the third person, because neither has a narrative or characters. Both of these chapters describe a moment in the history of Weinstein's fictional futuristic society where definitions were necessary. For each of the remaining 11 chapters, there are different characters and very different storylines. Each chapter allows readers...

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