David Ebershoff Writing Styles in The Danish Girl

David Ebershoff
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Point of View

This book is written in third person, but limited viewpoint. However, this point of view is primarily split between Greta and Einar/Lili. The book itself is a journey of discovery for both Einar and Greta; Einar as he transitions into Lili, and Greta as she reinvents her role, not only for Lili, but also as a person.

Language and Meaning

The language within the novel mimics some of the phraseology that would have been around during the 1930s Europe. There are also some medical and art terms that readers may have difficulty with. Overall, the vocabulary is accessible to advanced readers.

Structure

The book is primarily linear in fashion, but does offer flashbacks from both Einar's viewpoint as well as Greta's. The author uses this as a point of characterization so that the reader understands their motivations for making the choices that they eventually...

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