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Richard Ford Writing Styles in The Sportswriter

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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is the first person. The book is written through the voice of Frank Bascombe, a sportswriter who lost his son in the past few years and then was divorced. Frank tells his story in a way that gives the reader a feeling as though they are reading a private diary, or having a face to face discussion with a man who is in a great deal of pain. Frank tells his story while going through the mundane actions of his normal life, interviewing athletes, spending time with his children and his new girlfriend, and dealing with the struggle of these normal actions while fighting a deep depression.

The point of view of this novel is important because the novel is such an introspective story that it would make little sense if it was written in another point of view...

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