In "The Novel of the Future," Anais Nin explores the act of creation in literature, film, art, and dance to arrive at a new synthesis for the young artist struggling against the sterility, formlessness, and spiritual bankruptcy afflicting much of modern fiction. Identifying those trends which she finds most destructive in modern fiction (reportage, the substitution of violence for emotion, and the growing cults of ugliness, toughness, and caricature), Nin offers, instead, an argument for and synthesis of the poetic novel. ...

Novel of Future 1986, Swallow Press

ISBN-13: 9780804008792

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