antinovel

[an-tee-nov-uh l, an-tahy-]

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. antinome,
  2. antinomian,
  3. antinomianism,
  4. antinomy,
  5. antinous,
  6. antinuclear,
  7. antinuclear antibody,
  8. antinuclear factor,
  9. antinucleon,
  10. antinuke

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

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