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protagonist

proh ta guh nuhst

  • n  a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
  • n  the principal character in a work of fiction

  • The author said that his protagonist was an ordinary citizen and had no claims to excitement except his brush with nobility in the very beginning of the novel.
  • The protagonist sees those around him reduced to symptoms--an ex-wife felled by a stroke, a lady friend racked with back pain, an ex-colleague failing mentally.
  • The protagonist starts off as a teen-age prostitute and drug addict who haunts the squalid fringes of West Germany's affluent society.
News & Articles

  • Michelle Tea Adds a Dash of Salt to Her Fairy Tale
    Mermaid in Chelsea Creek imbues the author's grimy hometown — and her teenage protagonist — with magical possibilities. by Azeen Ghorayshi Thirteen-year-old Sophie Swankowski can't seem to satisfy her craving for salt. She unscrews the caps on salt shakers and dumps mounds of the tiny crystals into her mouth, fiendishly adds it to her cereal, and in one desperate moment goes so far as to dunk ...
    June 12, 2013 - East Bay Express
  • Michelle Tea Adds a Dash of Salt to Her Fairy Tale
    Mermaid in Chelsea Creek imbues the author's grimy hometown — and her teenage protagonist — with magical possibilities. by Azeen Ghorayshi Thirteen-year-old Sophie Swankowski can't seem to satisfy her craving for salt. She unscrews the caps on salt shakers and dumps mounds of the tiny crystals into her mouth, fiendishly adds it to her cereal, and in one desperate moment goes so far as to dunk ...
    June 12, 2013 - East Bay Express
  • 'Taipei' Is Lifelike — But That's Not Necessarily A Compliment
    Literary enfant terrible Tao Lin's latest novel, Taipei, follows protagonist Paul — who closely resembles Lin himself — on his drugged wanderings around New York and Taipei. Reviewer Annalisa Quinn says Lin "refuses, almost sadistically, to entertain the reader."
    June 11, 2013 - NPR
Quotes

  • John Elkann in The Associated Press
    Many things are changing around us, and today can be the start of a completely new phase,Elkann said in a statement. "It's success will depend on how much each one of us will be a protagonist in this change."
  • Patrick Marber in FOXNews
    I'm very attracted to write a protagonist who's content. I haven't done that before: to explore the mind of a man who is basically happy with what he has,says Marber. "It's going to be a real challenge for me to work on that and keep it...
  • Cadel Evans in AFP
    It's a little bit too early to say, but if I'm as good as I was this year I can certainly be a protagonist,said Evans, who has pointed to the second week of the race as a crucial time. "I'm going to be more focused on the second half, as...

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