Very Now: Has Present-Tense Narration Really Taken Over Fiction?

09/14/2010 03:26 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Not that it's anything new, or groundbreaking, or revolutionary -- we can all cite lists of authors from the past who chose to express themselves in the present moment -- but if Hensher's right that the present tense is no longer a "rare, interesting effect", then the obvious question is why?

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