The Demotic Voice in Contemporary British Fiction by J. ScottThe Demotic Voice in Contemporary British Fiction by J. Scott

The Demotic Voice in Contemporary British Fiction

byJ. Scott

Hardcover | May 14, 2009

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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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JEREMY SCOTT is a Lecturer in English at the University of Kent, UK. He has published many articles on contemporary fiction, narrative technique and stylistics-based approaches to the teaching of creative writing. He has also published several short stories and is currently working on a novel.
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Title:The Demotic Voice in Contemporary British FictionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:May 14, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230217575

ISBN - 13:9780230217577

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Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgements
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 Kelmans 'folk novel'
Alan Warner: art-speech and 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
Bibliography
Index