An Introduction to Narrative Drift

  • Mariah Devereux Herbeck


Over the course of the twentieth century, the novel and film grew and transformed along similar lines in France. Although unlike film the novel was not a nascent art, both knew an era of “rebirth” during the 1950s and 1960s when literary authors wrote “New Novels” often described as having cinematic qualities 1 and filmmakers used their cameras to “write” New Wave films. 2 As the names of these moments in novel and film history suggest, both novelists and filmmakers chose to break with convention in the name of innovation.


Female Character Fictional World Subsequent Chapter Narrative Voice Narrative Cinema 
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