The novel of the future

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Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, Jun 30, 1986 - Fiction - 212 pages
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In 'The Novel of the Future', Anaďs Nin explores the act of creation - in literature, film, art, and dance - to arrive at a synthesis for the artist struggling against the sterility, formlessness, and spiritual bankruptcy afflicting much of modern fiction. Identifying those trends which she finds most destructive in modern fiction (reportage, the substitution of violence for emotion, and the growing cults of ugliness, toughness, and caricature), Nin offers, instead, an argument for and synthesis of the poetic novel. Drawing upon such related arts as filmmaking, painting, and dance, Nin discusses her own efforts in this genre as well as the development of such writers as D. H. Lawrence, Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell, Marguerite Young, and Djuna Barnes. In chapters devoted to the pursuit of the hidden self, the genesis of fiction, and the relationship between the diary and fiction, she addresses the materials, techniques, and nourishment of the arts, and the functions of art itself.

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This is a book which I have mixed feelings about. On one end this book is very educational and allows aspiring writers to get a very detailed glimpse into this sensitive spectrum. In order to show the ... Read full review

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A drama to me was the conflict between sanity and insanity, conflict and serenity, the individual and society, tensions, but the beauty consisted in the endurance of the effort to integrate, to reach ... Read full review


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THREE Writing Fiction

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Anais Nin, 1903 - 1977 Writer and diarist Anais Nin was born February 21, 1903 in Neuilly, France to a Catalan father and a Danish mother. She spent many of her childhood years with her Cuban relatives. Later, she became a naturalized American citizen. She is best known for "The Diary of Anais Nin, Vols. I-VII" and "The Early Diaries of Anais Nin, Vols. I-IV." She died on January 14, 1977.

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