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A fictional work characterized by the absence of traditional elements of the novel, such as coherent plot structure, consistent point of view, and realistic character portrayal.
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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) Also: anti-roman or nouveau roman a type of prose fiction in which conventional or traditional novelistic elements are rejected
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an•ti•nov•el(ˈæn tiˌnɒv əl, ˈæn taɪ-)
a piece of prose fiction lacking elements of novel structure, as plot or character development.
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