For a New Novel: Essays on Fiction

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Northwestern University Press, 1989 - Literary Criticism - 175 pages
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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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Though I've been constantly thwarted in my attempts to get into him as a novelist, as a critic, I think Robbe-Grillet is fantastic. The essays in this book are really sharp, insightful, and well-reasoned. Read full review

Contents

The Use of Theory
7
A Future for the Novel
15
On Several Obsolete Notions
25
Nature Humanism Tragedy
49
Elements of a Modern Anthology
77
or Presence on the Stage
111
A Novel That Invents Itself
127
New Novel New
133
Time and Description in Fiction Today
143
From Realism to Reality
157
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Alain Robbe-Grillet (French pronunciation: [a.l?~ ??b g?i.j?]) (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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