Paul Scott

Paul Scott

Contrary to popular belief, Paul Scott was not an historical novelist in the realist tradition but a postmodernist who engaged with his readers in narrative of increasing self-consciousness and complexity. Having exposed the identity crisis of the twentieth-century male under army and postwar conditions, he moved on after the 1950s to explore the need for commitment, memorably and often brilliantly, against various backdrops. This phase culminated in his most frankly experimental novel, The Corrida at San Feliu (1964). However, India, where Scott had served during the war, still exerted a strong pull on his imagination, and in his tour de force, the Raj Quartet (1966-75), and its coda, Staying On (1977, Booker Prize, 1978), Scott found in one of the great upheavals of recent times what he had long been seeking - evidence of the human being's capacity for moral capacity and love, even in the face of extraordinary challenges.


Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780746308752
Category: 50p NET SALE
First Published: 1999
Binding: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Pack Size: 1
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