Ivan Doig Writing Styles in This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind

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The author's perspective is intentionally subjective. The work is a memoir and as such depends upon a sense of personal biases as an essential aspect of the entire text. This is nearly the opposite of those books written with as objective a perspective as possible. What is included in this book as harboring the greatest meaning is often enough that which must be removed in order to obtain an objective viewpoint.

There is some creative latitude in this regard. The majority of the book stars the author's father and grandmother, and since it does he has created a version of the past that is based upon that blend of fact and fiction which is the natural result of his own memories and the limited sense of the situation.

Ivan Doig provides a narrative voice to a great deal of the book. How he does so is intriguing because...

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