Definition of antinovel in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈantɪˌnɒv(ə)l/


A novel in which the conventions and traditions of the genre are studiously avoided.
Example sentences
  • The exemplary works of artistic autonomy were, for Adorno, the ‘experimental’ works of modernism, especially the music of Arnold Schoenberg and in literature the antinovels of Samuel Beckett.
  • It's novel and antinovel, locked in carnal embrace, and fighting it out for the earthly vehicle of the author.
  • But Rowson's Tristram Shandy is an antinovel not about WRITING but about READING Sterne's Tristram Shandy.

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