We the Characters

Check out a NY Times Book Review article by Laura Miller, entitled “We the Characters” ? an allusion to Ayn Rand’s We the Living, perhaps ? which discusses the use of the first person plural (“we”) in fiction. Miller refers to Ayn Rand’s Anthem, in which the use of “We” becomes a plot device. She mentions that it is “a novella about a collectivist dystopia,” but derides it as “drearily tendentious.” Still, the essay offers an interesting read.