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antinovel Explained

antinovel at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Type of avant-garde novel that departs from traditional novelistic conventions by ignoring such elements as plot, dialogue, and human interest. Seeking to overcome reader's habits and challenge their expectations, antinovelists deliberately avoid any intrusion of authorial personality, preferences, or values. Though the term was coined by J.-P. Sartre in 1948, the approach is at least as old as the works of the 18th-cent. writer L. Sterne. Writers of such works include N. Sarraute, C. Simon, A. Robbe-Grillet, Uwe Johnson, and Rayner Heppenstall.

antinovel at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: prefix » anti|novel


Inter: en-nou » n
  • A novel that deliberately avoids the typical conventions of the novel, such as a coherent plot and protagonist.

  • Translation: io » antinovel
    Translation: id » antinovel
    Translation: ta » antinovel