"It seems to me I am trying to tell you a dream."
January 27, 2012 2:17 PM Subscribe
Looking for novels with first-person narrators, in the style of Conrad's Heart of Darkness
(specifically Marlow), E.L. Doctorow's Homer & Langley
, Sandor Marai's Embers
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In each of these novels, the narrator is explicitly aware of the act of storytelling, and at some point or another acknowledges his listeners/audience. As my examples suggest, I am particularly interested in novels set in (or recollecting) the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but any timeframe is fine, really. I am not a sci-fi or fantasy reader, so that's my one limit on preferences. Unreliable narrators and slippery/ambiguous narratives especially welcome!