This particular exemplar could claim both Piers Anthony's Macroscope (1969) and Jonathan Lethem's As She Climbed Across the Table (1997) as antecedents from the sci-fi realm, but also Jose Luis Borges' Ficciones (1944) and Alain Robbe-Grillet
's Instantanes (1962) from the lit-fic sphere.
In the final three chapters, Baroni puts to work the tools he has discussed so far by applying them to the analysis of three literary texts: the novel Derborence by the French Swiss author Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz in Chapter 6, the short story Le Roi Cophetua by the French novelist Julien Gracq in Chapter 7, and the New Novel Les Gommes (or rather its prologue) by Alain Robbe-Grillet
in Chapter 8.
Calder helped introduce British readers to continental writers including Eugene Ionesco, Marguerite Duras and Alain Robbe-Grillet
, and also championed edgy Americans, publishing Henry Miller's "Tropic of Cancer" and William S.
But the book also carries with it an eastern European flavor as written by someone like Alain Robbe-Grillet
or, more recently, Mathias Enard.
For instance, in a kind of proto-newsfeed, during the height of their activities members would use standard mail to circulate "Thoughts of the Month," a series of inspirational images or quotes from the likes of Samuel Beckett, Allan Kaprow, Lao Tzu, or Alain Robbe-Grillet
The notoriety of Le Nouveau Roman was built partly through the cohesion of seven or eight writers united around their publisher, Jerome Lindon, at Les Editions de Minuit: Alain Robbe-Grillet
, Michel Butor, Claude Simon, Robert Pinget, Claude Ollier, Samuel Beckett, and Nathalie Sarraute, as well as Jean Ricardou, who joined the group in the sixties.
Mann harbors a particular fondness for the Left Bank Cinema group of filmmakers that included Alain Resnais, Alain Robbe-Grillet
and Chris Marker.
Ainsi que le disait Alain Robbe-grillet
: [beaucoup moins que]le roman doit etre delivre de toute interpretation prealable[beaucoup plus grand que].
Glass demonstrates how Grove effectively tapped into Paris's literary output, most notably with authors such as Samuel Beckett, Alain Robbe-Grillet
, Jean Genet, and Henry Miller, who originally published Tropic of Cancer with the Paris-based Olympia Press.