Finding God with a Point of View


We all learned about the various sorts of PoV in middle school. Yet third person omniscient stood out as odd and unachievable without the genius of God. Our teachers assuaged doubt with some abstract definition. The search through the genealogy of the novel begs the question, “where is today’s omniscience-seeking reader to turn?” Has anyone really written omnisciently, or were our teachers only tricking us?

Henriette Lazaridis Power takes a genealogical look at the 3rd person omniscient PoV.

Zach Koehn is a student in the bay area studying Eastern and Western Philosophy as well as poetry and prose literature. When not studying, he reads for fun and draws bad charcoal drawings and drives up and down highway one and the one'o'one. He hopes one day to find inspiration in everything, and realizes such an earnest statement to be cliche but he'll just keep driving anyway. More from this author →