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Bill Bryson Writing Styles in I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After Twenty Years Away

Bill Bryson
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Perspective

This nonfiction book is written in the first person narrative perspective. This means that the person telling the story is the author himself and he delivers his views and relates events according to his own perception of them. The author does not supply any insight into the motives, feelings or actions of any other people and can only relate instances about these people from his own point of view. When there are conversations detailed, the author can simply relate what the other person says, and although the author may guess at the other person's thoughts, he cannot share them with the reader. Since the nature of the book is a nonfiction account of a person's philosophy on different topics, there is little room for any other points of view. This relaying of personal thoughts is punctuated at times by the retelling of events or incidents to add some...

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