With other writers from Le Nouveau Roman
, in which Simon was particularly prominent in the fifties, sixties, and seventies, his fiction had an enormous impact on contemporary intelligentsia, although it is still considered to be a rather hermetic literary orientation, quite extreme in its deconstruction of the traditional types of writing, especially the novel.
Si bien no abandona nunca estas ansias de una nueva forma de escribir, la decada del 50 representa su momento mas intenso, cuando Di Benedetto tenia las mismas motivaciones que los representantes del nouveau roman
: renovar los moldes de la narrativa mediante caminos de escritura diferentes de los que se habian llevado a cabo hasta entonces.
Now recognised to be one of the great innovators of 19* century literature, a stimulus to le nouveau roman
as well as to Latin-American "magic realism", he was little known in 1950.
Newton holds that the Nouveau Roman
period of Robbe-Grillet's work represents a change in terms of its consciously self-reflexive play of forms.
Titles such as Volveras a Region (1967), Una meditacion (1969) and Un viaje de invierno (1972) by Benet, or Les gommes (1953), Le voyeur (1955) and La jalousie (1957) by Robbe-Grillet exemplify the core of these writers' production and are essential to understanding the literary movement of which they are main representatives: the Spanish Nueva Novela and the French Nouveau Roman
He drew from haiku poetry, the nouveau roman
, mannerist painting, Bresson and Ozu.
Al-Aswany went on to criticize Egyptian authors who remain loyal to the Nouveau roman
, a genre of 1950s French novels based on ambiguity through focusing less on plot and more on the world it is set in.
Organized into five chapters along loosely chronological and thematic lines, the book benefits from Allemand's extensive knowledge of the nouveau roman
(he has written widely on Robbe-Grillet and is the editor of the series Le Nouveau Roman
en questions) and, especially his thorough preparation, his profound understanding of Butor's work, and the verve and intelligence he brings to this task.
having drawn "the general line" too far afield of the party line--the group did manage to produce seven varied texts, all of which are attributed to Perec alone, except where otherwise noted: (1) "Le Nouveau Roman
et le refus du reel," co-authored with Claude Burgelin, (2) "Pour une litterature realiste"; (3) "Engagement ou crise du langage"; (4) "Robert Antelme ou la verite de la literature"; (5) "L'univers de la science-fiction"; (6) "La perpetuelle reconquete" on Hiroshima mon amour, co-authored with Roger Kleman and Henri Peretz; and (7) "Wozzeck ou la methode de l'apocalypse," written with the participation of Jacques Lederer.