Contents: Alasdair Gray's first novel - Postmodernist Literature - Experimental Literature - English and Scottish literary traditions.
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.
Luis De Juan's book offers both a valuable summary of the present state of the debate on one of the great British contributions to postmodern writing as well as a careful and knowledgeable study of the paradigms of postmodern writing. Above all, Luis De Juan shows that the academic enquiry into Scottish literature can profit from the more theoretical approach of continental research, especially in the field of narratology. (Christoph Ehland, Anglia)