the Nouveau Roman
policier and, on the other hand, a so-called typical
Trained as a statistician and agronomist, Robbe-Grillet claimed to write novels for his time, especially attentive "to the ties that exist between objects, gestures, and situations, avoiding all psychological and ideological `commentary' on the actions of the characters" (Pour un nouveau roman
, 1963; Towards a New Novel).
Compare Jean Ricardou: "tout refus de la stricte denomination porte atteinte au recit" (Le Nouveau roman
, Paris: Seuil, 1978), p.
These allusions also help recall the Quebecois nouveau roman
of the 1960s, but written with 1990s sensibilities and humor.
There was a group that emerged at about the same time in Britain, including Ann Quin, Eva Figes, Bryan Johnson, David Mercer, and a few others that were aware, some more than others, of new European movements, the nouveau roman
in France, the 47 group in Germany, the 63 group in Italy, or at least their forebears, and of course the new European cinema.
Une litterature sans histoire: Essai sur le nouveau roman
Writer whose works are among the most authentic representatives of the French nouveau roman
("new novel") that emerged in the 1950s.
beaucoup plus grand que] A propos de son nouveau roman
, il s'exprime : [beaucoup moins que] Je suis parti de la realite actuelle des pays arabes.
For instead of opposing to the "mechanically reproduced" object an "auratic" one, one would, more interestingly, push through the mechanical to an "automatism" or "impersonality"; and in this respect Warhol's output would belong with other "modern" strategies - those of the nouveau roman
, for example.
Fieke Schoots thus wants to begin his study of the fiction of the eighties by convincing the reader that there has indeed been a renewal of French fiction since the demise of the nouveau roman
He has had quite a life: enduring World War II, the postwar excitement of French intellectual life, the development of the nouveau roman
in the 1950s (of which Butor is a leading exemplar), the multimedia experiments encouraged by the 1960s, travels all across the world.
The influence of Surrealism can be seen in the works of such later authors as Samuel Beckett, Jean Genet, and other writers of the Theater of the Absurd, the French writers of the nouveau roman
of the 1950s and '60s, and the various practitioners of the stream-of-consciousness technique.