Philip Roth Writing Styles in The Ghost Writer

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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is first person. The narrator is Nathan Zuckerman, a young writer who is just beginning to experience some success in his career. Zuckerman has come to visit Lonoff, an established writer who is just beginning to experience fame after publishing for more than twenty years. Zuckerman admires Lonoff's writing and hopes he will serve as a mentor to him. The novel takes place over a twenty-four hour period, keeping both the plot and the narration tight. There are a few points, however, where the narration moves into a third person point of views. These points take place when Zuckerman relates Amy's story, relating it to the reader through her viewpoint as she told her story to Lonoff.

The point of view in this novel works because it is a very short novel that tells a very simple story. If...

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