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    Rights statement: © Jones, C. (2012). “Post-Meta-Modern-Realism – The Novel in Scotland”. Review of Contemporary Fiction.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalReview of Contemporary Fiction
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012


The article discusses several Scottish novels that deal with realism and postmodernism. It explores the contradictions between "Beside the Ocean of Time" by George Mackay Brown, who is a modernist writer, and "How Late It Was, How Late" by quintessential working-class writer James Kelman. It also looks at how Alasdair Gray has combined realism and fantasy in the 1981 novel "Lanark: A Life in Four Books."

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  • Scottish Fiction, Novel, postmodernism, metarealism

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