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The story shifts among the voices of several different narrators, each of whom has a different view of the events they describe; there is also some omniscient narration.
Absalom, Absalom! is told in the past tense.
The title Absalom, Absalom! refers to the story of King David and his son Absalom in the Old Testament of the Bible (2 Samuel). While the novel's narrative does not follow the biblical story precisely, it includes parallels such as sibling incest, fratricide, and rebellion against the father.
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