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New Left Review I/34, November-December 1965

Michel Butor

The Second Case

The use of personal pronouns in the novel

Novels are usually written either in the third person, or in the first person. Clearly, the choice of one or other of these stylistic forms is by no means arbitrary; each of them is used to express something quite distinct, and our situation as readers in relation to what is being told us is thereby transformed.

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