Paul Auster Writing Styles in The New York Trilogy

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Point of View

The book is written from the first and third person points of view with the author, Paul Auster, being the narrator. The Locked Room is written in the first person point of view with the writer being the main character and narrator. This means that the reader is only knowledgeable of events that take place in the presence of the narrator but the first person is an appropriate choice for the situation.

Both City of Glass and Ghosts are written in the third person point of view with Auster being the narrator. There is plenty of dialogue between characters so the reader sees them interact. More importantly, the reader is allowed to study the thought processes of the main characters to see what and how they are thinking. The author tells the reader these things and provides information about the character's actions and the details of...

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