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writings in medieval French dialects and standard modern French. Writings in Provençal and Breton are considered separately, as are works in French produced abroad (as at Canadian literature, French).
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, 1922–2008, French novelist and filmmaker, b. Brest. Robbe-Grillet is considered the originator of the French nouveau roman [new novel], in which conventional story is subordinated to structure and the significance of objects is stressed above
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an accepted concept used along with the term “new novel” to characterize certain genres in the prose of modernism. The “antinovel” is to be found primarily among French writers of the late 1940’s and 1950’s—for example, S. Beckett, A. Robbe-Grillet, N. Sar-raute, and M. Butor. Having declared a break with the realistic novel in its classical forms (hence the term “anti-novel”), the representatives of the “new novel” also rejected the developed plot, the hero with an integral inner world and character, and the portrayal of any coherent picture of social struggle.


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a type of prose fiction in which conventional or traditional novelistic elements are rejected
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The popes' reservation concerned the so-called "anti-Roman" canons (especially cc.
Anti-Roman cryptograms in the New Testament; hidden transcripts of hope and liberation.
The present contribution examines the persistence of anti-Roman sentiment across the development of modern Italy, from national unification in the nineteenth century to recent years.
There is a long history to that rejection, a history to Canadians' desire to privatize piety and erase a momentous fault line of our past--from opposition to the Anglican clergy reserve lands, which was one of the principle causes of the 1837 rebellion to the ugly anti-Roman Catholicism of the Orange Order, to the 19th-century religious divisiveness over education, politics and the execution of Riel, to Laurier's opposition to the ultramontane bishops and their state within a state, to the evil institutional presence of religion in the residential schools, to the exclusion of Jews and Roman Catholics from anglo-Canadian elites, to the social repression by the church in Quebec, to the homophobia and misogyny that still linger on in institutional religion.
By 1994 the Arch bishop's petulant anti-Roman liberalism had long since been recognized by many, including the Vatican.
His brother, James II (also a convert to Roman Catholicism) behaved with all the bigotry of a convert needed to ensure that he was deposed by his son-in-law (William of Orange), who gave us all the anti-Roman Catholic legislation that still forms the bedrock of the English constitution.
And, because Protestantism itself--originally founded on a revolt, a bitter one at that, against Roman Catholicism--was the main carrier of anti-Roman sentiment, it is only natural that as the influence of Protestant thinking has waned, so has anti-Catholic sentiment....
It was also the last stand of the Jewish anti-Roman rebellion in the first century AD.
Keen to establish a permanent nunnery at Stanbrook Hall, but aware that the English gentry's anti-Roman Catholic feeling still ran high, they knew its owner would never sell to them.
Higham emphasized nativism's ethnic dimension, arguing that the intensity of anti-Roman sentiment depended upon the extent to which Catholics were perceived as "foreign." Nordstrom, on the other hand, stresses the religious underpinnings of nativism, suggesting that xenophobes in the Progressive era targeted certain immigrants because of their Catholic identity.
replacement of saints venerated by Roman Catholics with anti-Roman counterparts" in the calendar of saints included in most editions (266).
Malalas as is generally ignored--mentions a consul of 2 BC called Cyrenius, adding that the "irascible" Augustus's census caused great fear; Josephus says it provoked a major anti-Roman uprising led by Judas of Galilee, not formally part of the new Judaea but still answerable to Rome.