Constance J Ostrowski (ostroc@RPI.EDU)
Wed, 7 Aug 1996 12:13:47 -0400

I'll jump in the discussion at this point.

I don't see a problem with discussing the omniscient viewpoint in literature
in the face of questions or denial of the existence of some "real"
god's-eye view because the omniscient literary viewpoint is a human
construction (which also applies to the "real" god's-eye view, to many of
us). I find myself able to think this viewpoint not so much because
of my willing suspension of disbelief (though that does enter in), but
because I see the literary and ontological beliefs as similarly constructed.

Connie Ostrowski