T. J. English Writing Styles in The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge

T. J. English
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Perspective

The Savage City is told from a third-person and omniscient perspective and is told as a piece of journalistic reporting. Author T.J. English clearly spent a great deal of time and effort compiling the materials needed to deliver a narrative so laden with meticulous detail. The Savage City breaks down into three points of a triangle, which are represented by three key characters of the story: George Whitmore, Bill Phillips, and Dhoruba Bin Wahad. English tells each of these three men's true stories from a third-party perspective, removed from the action, but privy to the very specific details needed to piece together the picture as a whole. Whitmore, Phillips and Wahad never directly interacted with one another, but they each represent a different and important angle of the New York City drama during the 1960's and 1970's. Whitmore's perspective is the view from the streets; he grew...

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