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André Breton Writing Styles in Nadja

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Point of View

Nadja is a semi-autobiographical novel, told through the point of view of the author, Andre Breton. Breton writes in a first-person narrative, allowing him to speak more directly to the reader and also relate his personal experiences and feelings in response to the things he sees. By using a first-person narrator, Breton is not only the author, but also a character in his own novel and therefore, he can directly guide the flow and action. Breton uses the novel as a means to meditate on reality and try to discover the truth behind it. As the author, he is conscious he is writing for an audience, and is upfront about his goals to dissect his relationship with Nadja to find the meaning behind it. However, as the narrator, he also gives his own opinions and viewpoints on events, not taking into account how any of the...

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