Frank Conroy Writing Styles in Stop-time

Frank Conroy
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Perspective

The author, as previously discussed, is shaping a story out of the events of his own life. As such, he is uniquely qualified to tell this story—no one else has the lived, considered perspective on his life that he does. Although a more objective narrator might be able to provide a clearer, perhaps even more accurate version of the facts of his life, it is the author's interpretation of those facts, and of the feelings associated with them, that makes this narrative a story. Otherwise, it would be a diary.

That said, there is the strong sense about the book that it would appeal more to men who would, because the author is a man, come to the project with the same sort of perspective. The point is not made to suggest that it is a "men only" sort of book, but rather that several of...

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