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 (ăn′tē-nŏv′əl, ăn′tī-)
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.

an′ti·nov′el·ist n.


a writer of antinovels
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As a result, many commentators have seen Flaubert as the first modern novelist, even a precursor of the antinovelist, because of his unwillingness to deal with subject matter in the traditional manner.
According to a number of critics, Beckett belongs "to a lineage of antinovelists that includes Cervantes, Furetiere, Swift, Sterne, and Diderot" (Pavel 180).
Acerca de la anti-novela, Fowler continua afirmando: "So-called antinovelists have discarded element after element [of the traditional novel], as if pursuing the minimum essential to the kind.