Hailed as a masterpiece by Jean Genet, Marguerite Duras, and Jean-Paul Sartre, is considered one of the defining texts of the nouveau roman movement. Nathalie Sarraute has defined her work as the “movements that are hidden under the commonplace, harmless instances of our everyday lives.” Like figures in a grainy photograph, Sarraute’s characters are blurred and shadowy, while her narrative never develops beyond a stressed moment. Instead, Sarraute brilliantly finds and elaborates subtle details—when a relationship changes, when we fall slightly deeper into love, or when something innocent tilts to the smallest degree toward suspicion.
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Considered one of the major French writers of our century, Nathalie Sarraute is the author of several novels, plays, and essays, as well as of Childhood, her autobiography. A pioneer of the nouveau roman (or "new novel"), a literary movement that sought to free the novel from the confines of plot, characterization, and time, she was recently honored by the presentation of her complete works in the prestigious Pliade series (other authors in the series include Honor de Balzac, Ernest Hemingway, and Franz Kafka). George Braziller is delighted to have been publishing all of Sarraute's work in America since 1958.Review:
Sensitive vignettes of minutely observed persons and things, with the human psychology implied so insistently and vividly that a page or two of the vignette reverberates in the reader's mind. -- The New York Times Book Review
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Book Description George Braziller, 1967. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110807604127
Book Description George Braziller. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0807604127 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1320988