March 25, 2007

Murfin and Ray: Antinovel

Murfin and Ray, Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms -- Jerz EL312 (Literary Criticism)

"Antinovel: A type of contemporary fiction that attempts to present the reader with experience itself, unfiltered by metaphor or other vehicles of authorial interpretation. Antinovelists attempt to depict reality withor recourse to a moral frame of reference..." (Murfin and Ray 21).

I also love to know that the author's intent is to confuse the reader too, because that is realistic. I think that sounds very silly, but I can understand that there is a reality behind being confused or left behind. I would like to consider William Faulkner's The Sound and The Fury as an antinovel, because of the fact that the chaos of the character's thoughts are representative to the realistic viewpoints of how an individual thinks. There is no use of similes or metaphors; there are only realistic concepts that are originally trying to confuse the reader, because after all, we do not understand all of the answers of life, and the authors are trying to show that.

Posted by The Gentle Giant at March 25, 2007 12:48 PM
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