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Kelman essay - William Zornick English 263 Kelman Writing...

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William Zornick English 263 Kelman Writing 11/11/07 In “T he Importance of Glasgow in My Work” James Kelman responds to criticism of his writing style and use of literary techniques in “How Late It Was, How Late”. He claims that the literary community demands a certain status quo from writers “. By implication those in authority ask the writer to censor and suppress her or his own work. They demand it. If you don’t comply then your work isn’t produced”. Purportedly the community of which Kelman speaks has greatest issue with the use of language in Kelman’s work. Kelman intentionally bucks the trend in “How Late It Was, How Late” using various methods and techniques, ultimately producing a work superior to many that follow a more traditional standard. The status quo that James Kelman rebels against is comprised of a number of things. Firstly, the language in many novels is standardized to fit the consumers taste. Dialects are homogenized so that they do not deviate from what is considered proper. For example the Glaswegian dialect and vocabulary
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