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antinovel

[an-tee-nov-uh l, an-tahy-]
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noun
  1. a literary work in which the author rejects the use of traditional elements of novel structure, especially in regard to development of plot and character.
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Origin of antinovel

First recorded in 1955–60; anti- + novel1
Related formsan·ti·nov·el·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for antinovel

antinovel

noun
  1. Also: anti-roman, nouveau roman a type of prose fiction in which conventional or traditional novelistic elements are rejected
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