Posted by Hil on October 02, 1997 at 06:06:49:
In response to present tense, written by Barbara on October 01, 1997 at 22:38:46
] ] I think your comment about the first person although being general, was during your read of 'Moon and Sixpence'? I felt that in M&S, because 'I' was the narrator, a bigger distance was maintained, and I felt uneasy about that distance. Here I agree it draws us into Jane's world.
] ] BTW, off topic, does any one else besides me have trouble with books written in present tense?
] Hil, I loathe books written in the present tense. I can't even think of an example for you, because I don't believe I have ever finished one!
Barbar the Elephant and Madeleine jump to mind. I couldn't escape these! Maybe its more common in French writing? There is also a trend here for stand-up comedians to relate incidents in present tense.
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