International Journal of English Literature and Culture

International Journal of English Literature and Culture

Vol. 3(2), pp. 56-59,  February, 2015

 ISSN: 2360-7831

DOI: 10.14662/IJELC2015.005

Review Paper

Place of Problem Novels in World Writing in English Today: An Analysis through David Almond’s Clay


A. Padma Priya




Accepted 7 February 2015




Writing matters a lot in present scenario. Writing being considered a therapeutic element reflects the writers’ personal world. As the title is on World Writing in English Today this paper focuses on the contribution of Problem Novels to the Young Adult World through British Literature. Problem Novel is a sub genre of Young Adult Novel. This is an existing genre, but needs more attention to flourish in various aspects of writing. Young Adult Literature is an emerging area where there is a lot of scope to give a different perspective for today’s writing. Days were there, where Young Adult Literature is a depiction of romance. However, Problem Novel arrived when there is a demand for reality or explicit literature. It has a different phase in the development of World English. It is a platform to represent the problems of young adults. The problem is not only in love life, but also in the family and society. They are been alienated from the society because of their age. They live in their own world where no one could enter and their problem can be deciphered. David Almond’s Clay will be a suitable example for the transition of English in the present world. The novel provides a space to discuss on multi theme. With this the paper would deal with the travel of World Writing in English Today.

Keywords: Literature; English Today; Young Adult Literature; Young Adult Novels; Problem Novels; David Almond; Clay

Cite This Article As:  Priya AP (2015). Place of Problem Novels in World Writing in English Today: An Analysis through David Almond’s Clay. J. Eng. Lit. Cult. 3(2): 56-59.




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