WelcomeWelcome to the blog for JGB's Fall 2010 English 254: First-Person Fiction. When you comment on one of the books we're reading and discussing this semester, you should include the relevant category title in your post. Please feel free to post links to web sites or articles or videos or music -- anything that will enhance our discussions of these texts.
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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
Your final exercise before we turn to full-length stories is to use as your narrator a female character from one of the stories we’ve read. The exercise should begin with an epigraph, which should be a quotation from the story … Continue reading
“I am just a businessman, not a poet,” Robert Olen Butler’s narrator declares in the opening of the story “The Trip Back.” Here is the quintessential example of the unreliable first-person narrator, for despite his adamant objection, this man is … Continue reading