Postmodern Strategies in Alasdair Gray's Lanark: A Life in 4 Books

Postmodern Strategies in Alasdair Gray's Lanark: A Life in 4 Books

by Luis de Juan


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This book shows how Alasdair Gray’s first novel, Lanark: A Life in 4 Books, shares some of the thematic and formal concerns of postmodernist literature. The analysis is preceded by an introductory chapter which relates Gray to both the English and the Scottish literary traditions. Next, the author focuses on Lanark and explores the way the novel offers a representation of society in terms of ontological instability and dystopia as well as the implications to be drawn from its experimental nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631395813
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/20/2003
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

The Author: Luis de Juan teaches English Literature at the University of Zaragoza, Spain. He has published several articles and book chapters on Alasdair Gray and other postmodernist authors. He is at present working on contemporary Scottish fiction.

Table of Contents

Contents: Alasdair Gray’s first novel – Postmodernist Literature – Experimental Literature – English and Scottish literary traditions.

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