The fictional character is the master, the writer his apprentice. (Jose Saramago)
What is the name of that phrase grammatically? Is it an absolute phrase or reduced relative cluase with different subject from the main cluase?
I think the meaning of the sentence I quoted is:
The fictional character is the master and at the same time, the writer is his apprentice.
I have one more question, can I add "being" in that phrase?
The fictional character is the master, the writer being his apprentice.