Tag Archives: Olga Tokarczuk

Fourth Person

I also dream of a new kind of narrator―a “fourth-person” one, who is not merely a grammatical construct of course, but who manages to encompass the perspective of each of the characters, as well as having the capacity to step beyond the horizon of each of them, who sees more and has a wider view, and who is able to ignore time. Oh yes, I think this narrator’s existence is possible.

— Olga Tokarczuk, Winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature

Further Reading:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olga_Tokarczuk

https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/2018/tokarczuk/104871-lecture-english/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammatical_person

News via Associated Press:

https://www.yourbasin.com/entertainment-news/nobel-literature-winner-dreams-of-a-new-narrative-style/

Or behind a pay wall:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/nobel-literature-winner-dreams-of-a-new-narrative-style/2019/12/07/4b3af524-1929-11ea-80d6-d0ca7007273f_story.html

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