Because of You

Understanding Second-Person Storytelling

Evgenia Iliopoulou

Transcript-Verlag

Because of You

Pub Date: August 2019

ISBN: 9783837645378

250 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $40.00

Because of You

Understanding Second-Person Storytelling

Evgenia Iliopoulou

Transcript-Verlag

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 postwar 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.

About the Author

Evgenia Iliopoulou completed her doctoral studies in 2018. She lives in Zurich, Switzerland, and specializes in narratology, theory of literature, and interdisciplinary approaches within comparative literature. She holds an undergraduate degree in Greek philology from her hometown University of Patras, Greece, and an MA in comparative literature from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany.