Glasgow Urban Writing and Postmodernism: A Study of Alasdair Gray's Fiction (Scottish Studies International - Publications of the Scottish Studies Gutenberg-Universität Mainz in Germersheim) pdf epub fb2

Glasgow Urban Writing and Postmodernism: A Study of Alasdair Gray's Fiction (Scottish Studies International - Publications of the Scottish Studies Gutenberg-Universität Mainz in Germersheim) by Beat Witschi pdf epub fb2

Glasgow Urban Writing and Postmodernism: A Study of Alasdair Gray's Fiction (Scottish Studies International - Publications of the Scottish Studies Gutenberg-Universität Mainz in Germersheim) Author: Beat Witschi
Title: Glasgow Urban Writing and Postmodernism: A Study of Alasdair Gray's Fiction (Scottish Studies International - Publications of the Scottish Studies Gutenberg-Universität Mainz in Germersheim)
ISBN: 3631432275
ISBN13: 978-3631432273
Other Formats: txt doc rtf azw
Pages: 262 pages
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 1, 1991)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1300 kb
Size EPUB version: 1451 kb
Subcategory: History & Criticism




Alasdair Gray is one of the most innovative and imaginative writers to have appeared on the Scottish literary scene for many years. Gray radically challenges the vision of Glasgow and Scotland as defined by the traditional Glasgow novel. This study first looks back into the past of Glasgow writing to locate some specific novelistic models which Gray echoes in his fiction. The main part of the study then illustrates that Gray's literary attitude of looking beyond Glasgow (or Scotland) is much more helpful in «imagining Glasgow» than to follow the established and trodden paths of Scottish urban writing. In this sense, Gray proves that the narrative techniques characteristic of postmodernist writing are not only helpful in expressing the often quoted Scottish experience of fragmentation, but also in overcoming the artistic stalemate of the Glasgow novel.