The Rhetoric of Fiction
Publish date: February 15th 1983
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Pages no: 457
Edition language: English
, Literary Criticism
, Literary Fiction
(Original Review, 1981-03-28)When Booth came up with the idea of the "unreliable narrator," he wasn't speaking to writers; he was reminding critics and teachers and readers in general of something every decent writer of fiction has always known: that a narrator is a voice, and a voice is a character...
The copy I've found has pencilled in the margins of p. 165: "This only helps in critical analysis. I don't believe it helps in writing". Seems like a fair assessment of the whole.