Unreliable Third Person Narration? The Case of Katherine Mansfield

  title={Unreliable Third Person Narration? The Case of Katherine Mansfield},
  author={Terence Patrick Murphy and Kelly S. Walsh},
  journal={Journal of Literary Semantics},
  pages={67 - 85}
Abstract The concept of an unreliable third-person narrator may seem a contradiction in terms. The very act of adopting a third-person stance to tell a story would appear to entail an acceptance of a basic need for truth-telling, a commitment to what Wayne Booth terms the implied author’s “norms of the work.” Nonetheless, in the essay that follows, three of Katherine Mansfield’s short stories – “A Cup of Tea” (1922), “Bliss” (1918) and “Revelations” (1920) – will be examined in order to… 
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