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Susan Minot Writing Styles in Lust

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Point of View

The stories in the collection are narrated from both the first-person and third-person points of view. The narrators are both omniscient and limited. The collection, therefore, presents a rich variety of narrative points of view. The point of view of each story adds materially to the success of the story and, in general, is clearly the most appropriate and effective method of construction.

Stories related in the first person generally have a large amount of interior monologue and musing appropriate to the character. Often, the essential narrative elements are the internal thoughts and feelings of the primary character.

Stories related in the third person often expose the thoughts of more than a single character, but all the pieces in the collection, whether third-person limited or third-person omniscient, focus closely on the thoughts and feelings of a single character.

All but one of the stories focus on...

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