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In "Greasy Lake," what is the name of the narrator?

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The story's narrator is unnamed. He is a first-person narrator, and he never identifies himself, which raises the question of why. Does he assume that the readers will know who he is? From the opening of the story, in which he gives explanatory, if generalized, background information, it seems he doesn't expect us to recognize him. Another, more likely explanation would be that this fictional character, looking back at a sordid...

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