The Nouveau Roman

Fiction, Theory and Politics

  • Celia¬†Britton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Celia Britton
    Pages 1-11
  3. Celia Britton
    Pages 12-47
  4. Celia Britton
    Pages 48-85
  5. Celia Britton
    Pages 118-143
  6. Celia Britton
    Pages 144-184
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 204-231

About this book


The Nouveau Roman writers have been actively involved in the theory as well as the practice of fiction, participating in a series of vigorous debates on issues such as the political significance of literature, formalism and structuralism, the status of the author, etc. This study discusses Robbe-Grillet, Sarraute, Simon, Butor and Ricardou, analysing both the interaction of their own theory and fiction and their reactions to the work of figures such as Sartre, Barthes, Lvi-Strauss, Sollers and Kristeva.


fiction Nouveau Roman novel structuralism structure

Authors and affiliations

  • Celia¬†Britton
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AberdeenUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1992
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature & Performing Arts Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-22341-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-22339-8
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