Yiyun Li Writing Styles in Immortality

Yiyun Li
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The point of view from which the story is told is an unusual one, since the narrator is not an individual voice but a collective one: the members of the town stretching over a period spanning many generations. This point of view effectively conveys a sense of community; the town is proud of its history of sending Great Papas to serve the imperial family, and it is through the money that the eunuchs send home that their brothers are enabled to marry and raise families. The townspeople believe that this is their great distinction in history. Were it not for the Great Papas, they would have nothing of value; after all, they are “small people born into this no-name town.” The fact that not a single person in the story is given a name contributes to another effect conveyed by the collective point of...

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