Chapter 5. Referential frameworks and focalization in a craft artist’s life story
This chapter explores the roles perspective can play in conversational storytelling (e.g. creating involvement, sympathy and bonding) and to what extent literary narratology can offer useful terms to describe perspective-taking in such contexts. The chapter traces instances of focalization in the referential frameworks of a craft artist’s life interview. It illustrates how the interviewee positions himself within the interview and in his narrative and how he also invites the interviewer to partially adopt his position.