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antinovel

[an-tee-nov-uh l, an-tahy-] /ˈæn tiˌnɒv əl, ˈæn taɪ-/
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.
Origin of antinovel
1955-1960
First recorded in 1955-60; anti- + novel1
Related forms
antinovelist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for antinovel

antinovel

/ˈæntɪˌnɒvəl/
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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