Second-Person Narratives in Non-Fiction

Joanna Jeziorska-Haładyj
2019 Prace Filologiczne. Literaturoznawstwo  
The aim of the article is to analyse the particularity of second-person narratives in non-fiction. Their special status results from the fact that telling another person his or her own story is a convention in fiction but occurs rarely in everyday communication. In non-fiction narratives, the problem of different perspectives (of the narrator and the addressee) is particularly valid, i.e. often the point of view of the narrative "you" is only a disguised point of view of the "I." The analysis
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doi:10.32798/pflit.53 fatcat:e4eltt6tnrghtki5wle6wcv4ta