(urth) Introduction and Breath

António Marques entonio at gmail.com
Sun Apr 17 16:09:33 PDT 2011

Gerry Quinn wrote:
> For me, the term 'unreliable narator' implies that the author is telling
> us another, different story disguised behind the overt story the
> narrator is telling is; either the narrator is lying or he doesn't
> understand what's going on.

I think you're doing overanalysis. 'Unreliable narrator' simply means 
that the narrative isn't the absolute complete truth of what happened. 
Which, actually, applies to any narrative. What Gene Wolfe does - as 
other did and do - is to craft that part of his work, instead of leaving 
it to be a subproduct.

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