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Unreliable Narrator in “Emergency”

Denis Johnson’s characters in “Emergency,” Georgie and the narrator, are described as untrustworthy and complete idiots. I thought it was interesting how Denis Johnson portrayed these disdained qualities of Georgie and “Fuckhead” through the lack of credibility in the confessional … Continue reading

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“It’s just a miracle you didn’t end up sightless…”

“…or at least dead.” That’s what the nurse tells Terrence Weber, “the man with the knife in his head,” in Denis Johnson’s story “Emergency.” The line is really funny, and it sounds absolutely true — that being sightless would be … Continue reading

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