Because of You
Understanding Second-Person Storytelling
CollectionSwiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
Second-person storytelling is a continually present and diverse technique in the history of literature that appears only once in the oeuvre of an author. Based on key narratives of the post-war period, Evgenia Iliopoulou approaches the phenomenon in an inductive way, starting out from the essentials of grammar and rhetoric, and aims to improve the general understanding of second-person narrative within literature. In its various forms and typologies, the second person amplifies and expands the limits of representation, thus remaining a narrative enigma: a small narrative gesture – with major narrative impact.
KeywordsSecond Person; Narratology; Theory of Literature; Pronouns; Literature; Language; General Literature Studies; German Literature; French Literature; Literary Studies
Publication date and placeBielefeld, Germany, 2019
Literary studies: general