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The demotic voice in contemporary British fiction

Author: Jeremy Scott
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is an assessment of narrative technique in contemporary British fiction, focusing on the experimental use of the demotic voice (regional or national dialects). The book examines the work of James Kelman, Graham Swift, Will Self and Martin Amis, amongst many others, from a practical as well as theoretical perspective.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Scott
ISBN: 9780230217577 0230217575
OCLC Number: 294885554
Description: vii, 272 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: a story so far? --
Paradigms: a taxonomy of narrative technique --
Antecedents: 'the right to write a voice' --
Graham Swift's Last Orders: the polyphonic novel --
How Late It Was, How Late for James Kelman's 'folk novel' --
Alan Warner: art-speech for the Morvern Paradox --
The demotic, the Mandarin and the proletentious: Martin Amis, Will Self and English art-speech --
Pitfalls and potentialities: Niall Griffiths and Anne Donovan --
Conclusions: the clamouring continues ...
Responsibility: Jeremy Scott.

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'... for the more advanced creative writer at Masters and PHD level it could well prove to be a valuable critical source.' - David Manderson, Writing in Education

 
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