For a New Novel

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ISBN 978-0-8101-0821-9
Publication Date
August 1992
Page Count
175 pages
Trim Size
5 1/4 x 8 1/2

For a New Novel

Essays on Fiction
Alain Robbe-Grillet

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.

About the Author

Alain Robbe-Grillet (French pronunciation: [a.lɛ̃ ʁɔb ɡʁi.jɛ]) (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

"Far from being a manifesto, For a New Novel is a releasing book, releasing in the fullest sense. It shows the possibilities of the novel, and possible ways of thinking about the novel; and it shows how little most of us . . . have dared to think, and why. Amazing. As for importance, I doubt that fiction as an art can any longer seriously be discussed without reference to Robbe-Grillet." --Eliot Fremont-Smith, New York Times