Portrait of the artist as a young ape: a caprice
A rambling novel of dreams and reflection inspired by a library in a German castle full of books and maps. The narrator is a young Frenchman who works for the owner. The author is a leading practitioner of the French nouveau roman. He wrote Mobile.
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PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG APEUser Review - Kirkus
Butor's self-styled ``caprice,'' first published in 1967 in France, is an autobiographical fiction in vintage nouveau roman style—though the refracted, elliptical, thickly descriptive narrative isn't ... Read full review
PORTRAIT OF ARTIST AS YOUNG APUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
A champion of the French nouveau roman, Butor here describes his development as a writer, but this novel does not resemble Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. In post-World War II Germany ... Read full review