This chapter explores the fate of the regional novel in the wake of the second world war in England, Scotland and Wales. It considers how the growth of globalization and the experience of globalization has complicated our understanding of the regional novel and altered its form. Looking at novels by Alan Sillitoe, Emyr Humphreys, Alisdair Gray, Peter Burnett, David Peace, Desmond Barry and Gautam Malkani, this chapter considers the techniques of place making in late-twentieth and twenty-first century writing. It concludes that, in keeping with the major theories of globalization, the form of the regional novel must always seek an accomodation between locally-experience global forms and globally-significant localism.
|Title of host publication||The Oxford history of novel in English: volume 7, British and Irish fiction since 1940|
|Editors||Peter Boxall, Bryan Cheyette|
|Place of Publication||Oxford, UK|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2016|
|Name||Oxford history of the novel in English|