For a New Novel: Essays on Fiction

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Alain Robbe-Grillet, one of the leaders of the new French literary movement of the sixties, has long been regarded as the outstanding writer of the nouveau roman, as well as its major spokesman. For a New Novel reevaluates the techniques, ethos, and limits of contemporary fiction. This is a work of immense importance for any discussions of the history of the novel and for contemporary thinking about the future of fiction.
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Overview


Alain Robbe-Grillet, one of the leaders of the new French literary movement of the sixties, has long been regarded as the outstanding writer of the nouveau roman, as well as its major spokesman. For a New Novel reevaluates the techniques, ethos, and limits of contemporary fiction. This is a work of immense importance for any discussions of the history of the novel and for contemporary thinking about the future of fiction.
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"Far from being a manifesto, For a New Novel is a releasing book, releasing in the fullest sense. It shows the possibilities of the novel, and possible ways of thinking about the novel; and it shows how little most of us . . . have dared to think, and why. Amazing. As for importance, I doubt that fiction as an art can any longer seriously be discussed without reference to Robbe-Grillet." --Eliot Fremont-Smith, New York Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810108219
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1989
  • Series: Essay Index Reprint Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 175
  • Sales rank: 1,291,017
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Alain Robbe-Grillet (French pronunciation: [a.lɛ̃ ʁɔb ɡʁi.jɛ]) (18 August 1922 – 18 February 2008), was a French writer and filmmaker. He was, along with Nathalie Sarraute, Michel Butor and Claude Simon, one of the figures most associated with the Nouveau Roman (new novel) trend. Alain Robbe-Grillet was elected a member of the Académie fra
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Table of Contents


The Use of Theory
A Future for the Novel
On Several Obsolete Notions
Nature, Humanism, Tragedy
Elements of a Modern Anthology
     Enigmas and Transparency in Raymond Roussel
     Zeno's Sick Conscience
     Joë Bousquet the Dreamer
     Samuel Beckett or Presence on the Stage
     A Novel that Invents Itself
New Novel, New Man
Time and Description in Fiction Today
From Realism to Reality
Selected Bibliography
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