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On Writing and the Novel (1987) [Collection]
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Scott, the author of the acclaimed The Raj Quartet, was also a percipient critic of the arts, particularly the novel. In his essay "The Architecture of the Arts: The Novel," Scott discusses the "imprisoning" form of the novel, but he recoils from the experimentalist writings of such innovators as Cortazar and B. S. Johnson. One of the finest in this collection of 11 essays, "After Marabar: Britain and India, a Post-Forsterian View," reveals Scott's reasons for writing about the twilight of the Raj and suggests that Forster's view of Anglo-Indian relations needs reassessment.


  • Imagination in the novel
  • Aspects of writing
  • Meet the author: Manchester
  • Method: the mystery and the mechanics
  • The architecture of the arts: the novel
  • Enoch Sahib: a slight case of cultural shock
  • The Yorkshire post fiction award
  • After Marabar: Britain and India, a post-Forsterian view
  • Literature and the social conscience: the novel
  • A writer takes stock
  • Notes for talk and reading at Stamford Grammar School

Original title: On Writing and the Novel
Original languages: English


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On Writing and the Novel (1987)
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Language: English

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On Writing and the Novel (January 1987)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: 9780688069094
Pages: 226

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