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A Rhetorical Approach to Aspects of Philip Roth’s Narration Technique in the Zuckerman Project

Publication: Studia Universitatis Petru Maior. Philologia, 17, p. 173
Publisher:Universitatea Petru Maior
Place:Târgu Mureș
Abstract:The Zuckerman project is characterized by a variety of narration techniques. The first book of the project is a first-person narration. A different narration technique (third-person narration) is adopted with the second installment, i.e. Zuckerman Unbound (also maintained through The Anatomy Lesson). Then Roth switches back to first-person narration and the diary style in the “Prague Orgy” and introduces fractures specific to metafiction in The Counterlife. Next, with the American trilogy he draws heavily on the technique called paralepsis. Finally, with Exist Ghost he surprises again. Over the course of the Zuckerman project, Roth submits his authorial audience to a continuous puzzlement, disregarding expectations or better said mocking at their expectations and their urge for the logical linkage with what the previous autonomous books conveyed.
Key words:the rhetorical approach to narrative, Nathan Zuckerman, the narrator’s (un)reliability, diegesis
Language: English

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