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Tiffinie Randall Prof. Chad Christensen ENG 480 Senior Seminar 21 October 2014 The concept of an author’s presence in a work of literature is easy as a reader to comprehend but proves resistant to description and analysis. The intent of this essay is to explore the literary traces of an author’s real-life voice and how those traces affect the reader’s experience. In order to begin, it must first be assumed that the author’s voice is a direct expression of the mental realities of a ‘real’ individual writer rather than the poetic shadow of a
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Unformatted text preview: writing style. That expression can be discussed over five categories: sincerity, self-revelation, creativity and innovativeness, intensity, and interactivity. The five categories will be used to analyze Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson and Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis. A comparison will be drawn between the two analyses, and a debate suggesting a strong readerly sense of the author’s presence improves the literary experience will conclude....
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