‘Small trip’ : looking for the natural voice

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/551056
Title:
‘Small trip’ : looking for the natural voice
Authors:
Duddridge, Daniel
Abstract:
This experimental short novel and thesis examines the techniques used by Jack Kerouac and Alan Bissett, to create a 'natural voice' and my efforts to achieve similar effects. In 'Small Trip' I explore the techniques and methods Kerouac used when writing his book, On the Road experimenting with syntactic drive, stream of consciousness and 'spontaneous prose' styling. I wanted to see how the natural voice is supported through the characterisation and setting of the story. In addition I studied experimental typographical techniques from Alan Bissett and B.S. Johnson and used Bissett's typographical and syntactic techniques to add energy and intensity to the narrators 'voice'. I examine the role of the narrator, the use of autobiographical material within this genre, and discuss the way in which the writer's 'self-mining' contributes to the natural voice. I found Kerouac's method of writing continuously without a formal plan was an effective device to generate a consistent 'natural voice' but caused problems with plot development and range within the characters.
Citation:
Duddridge, D. (2006) '‘Small trip’ : looking for the natural voice'. MA by research thesis. University of Luton.
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Issue Date:
Jan-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/551056
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Description:
A thesis submitted to the University of Luton, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of MA by Research in Creative Writing
Appears in Collections:
Masters e-theses

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDuddridge, Danielen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-01T08:55:33Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-01T08:55:33Zen
dc.date.issued2006-01en
dc.identifier.citationDuddridge, D. (2006) '‘Small trip’ : looking for the natural voice'. MA by research thesis. University of Luton.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/551056en
dc.descriptionA thesis submitted to the University of Luton, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of MA by Research in Creative Writingen
dc.description.abstractThis experimental short novel and thesis examines the techniques used by Jack Kerouac and Alan Bissett, to create a 'natural voice' and my efforts to achieve similar effects. In 'Small Trip' I explore the techniques and methods Kerouac used when writing his book, On the Road experimenting with syntactic drive, stream of consciousness and 'spontaneous prose' styling. I wanted to see how the natural voice is supported through the characterisation and setting of the story. In addition I studied experimental typographical techniques from Alan Bissett and B.S. Johnson and used Bissett's typographical and syntactic techniques to add energy and intensity to the narrators 'voice'. I examine the role of the narrator, the use of autobiographical material within this genre, and discuss the way in which the writer's 'self-mining' contributes to the natural voice. I found Kerouac's method of writing continuously without a formal plan was an effective device to generate a consistent 'natural voice' but caused problems with plot development and range within the characters.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.subjectW800 Imaginative Writingen
dc.subjectcreative writingen
dc.subjectwritingen
dc.subjectvoiceen
dc.subjectJack Kerouacen
dc.subjectAlan Bissetten
dc.subjectnarrativeen
dc.title‘Small trip’ : looking for the natural voiceen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
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