Framing devices

Dorian E. Gray israfel at
Fri Apr 4 13:59:51 EST 2003

Philip said...
> Charlie, quoting me:
> >> I like the idea of a framing narrative with an incomplete frame.
> >
> > Fair enough, as long as it's not the result of the writer's
> Ah, but how do you know whether this is the case?

If it works, then the writer probably did it deliberately.  If it doesn't,
the writer must be incompetent!  ("Works" meaning made sense to you, the
individual reader, and did not annoy you.)


Until the sky falls on our heads...

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