Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0001159, Fri, 28 Jun 1996 10:32:50 -0700

Re: Unreliable narrators (fwd)
All narrators are unreliable if they are narrators at all. Even the
omniscient ones. For instance, how much can we believe of what Huck Finn
tells us, given what we know about his character.

However, two of my favorite unreliable narrators: Lillian Hellman in all her
autobiographical works, and Marlowe in Conrad's Heart of Darkness.

James McShane "Don't PANIC!"
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