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Karen Russell Writing Styles in Vampires in the Lemon Grove

Karen Russell
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Point of View

Karen Russell tells the stories in her collection “Vampires in the Lemon Grove” in both the first and third-person point of view, with both forms being told with limited-omniscience. The stories “Vampires in the Lemon Grove,” “Reeling for the Empire,” “Dougbert Shackleton’s Rules for Antarctic Tailgating,” and “The Graveless Doll of Eric Mutis” are all told in the first-person perspective, while the stories “ The Seagull Army Descends on Strong Beach, 1979,” “The Barn at the End of Our Term,” and “The New Veterans,” are told in the third-person point of view. Only the story “Proving Up” is told in both narrative modes: in the first-person point of view from the perspective of Miles for the majority of the story, with a brief section at the end of the story being told from the point of view of a third-person narrator after Miles has met his...

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