Collected Plays of Nathalie Sarraute
Considered one of the major French writers of our century, Nathalie Sarraute is the author of several novels, plays, and essays, as well as of Childhood, her autobiography. A pioneer of the nouveau roman (or new novel), a literary movement that sought to free the novel from the confines of plot, characterization, and time, she was recently honored by the presentation of her complete works in the prestigious Pleiade series (other authors in the series include Honore de Balzac, Ernest Hemingway, and Franz Kafka).George Braziller is delighted to have been publishing all of Sarraute's work in America since 1958.Five plays -- Silence, The Life, It is There, Izzum, and It's Beautiful -- that dramatize the confrontation of generations and of different class, aesthetic, and educational backgrounds.
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admit afraid Alright antipathy avidly Balzac Barbara Wright beginning believe better Byzantine art calm Charrats commonplaces course crazy dare darling dear DENNISON Dostoyevsky Dubuits easily frightened Edgar embarrassed everything Excuse fact feel feignant forget forgive fret-work trimmings funny Geneva give Go ahead groaning head hear hearts idea imitating isthmus of Panama It's a gift Izzum JACQUES Jean-Louis Barrault Jean-Pierre JEANNE JULIETTE keep know perfectly laugh laughter listen look LUCIE Madeleine Maria Jolas Marie-Christine Barrault never nice Oh yes Oise perhaps Personally PIERRE playing poor projecting ears psycho-drama quiet remember ROBERT Roudier say It's beautiful seems shout Silence SIMONE slightest softly someone sort speak started stop stupid suppose talking That's true There's things thought told Translated by Maria Tropisms true understand VINCENT VOICES What's the matter words wrong YVONNE