Thomas Bernhard Writing Styles in The Loser

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Point of View

The point of view of the novel is first person. This point of view is limited as it only reflects the narrator's thoughts and feelings. Even the minimal actions that occur throughout the novel are seen through the narrator's point of view. The point of view of the novel is presented in the form of a continual first person interior monologue as the narrator considers his relationships with Wertheimer and Glenn Gould and how these relationships have affected the three men during the past three decades. This point of view is important since the novel is focused around the relationships between this trio of friends and two of the three men are now dead; this leaves the narrator to explain their interactions with one another and the impact they have had on each other's lives.

The point of view is very unreliable since it is told...

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