The Novel of the Future

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The Novel of the Future
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First-edition cover
Author Anaïs Nin
LanguageEnglish
GenreNon-fiction
PublisherMacmillan
Publication date
1968
Media typePrint
Pages214

The Novel of the Future is a non-fiction book by Anaïs Nin, published in 1968. [1] In it she explores the nature of the creative process in relation to novel-writing, including concepts such as defamiliarization. [2] [3] [4]

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References

  1. Anaïs Nin (1968). The Novel of the Future. New York: Macmillan.
  2. Nin, Anaïs. The Novel of the Future . Internet Archive. Swallow Press. Retrieved 22 June 2014. nin novel future.
  3. Blinder, Caroline (2000). A Self-made Surrealist: Ideology and Aesthetics in the Work of Henry Miller. Camden House. p. 83. ISBN   1571131337 . Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  4. M. DuBow, Wendy (1994). Conversations with Anaïs Nin. Univ. Press of Mississippi. p. 204. ISBN   0878057196 . Retrieved 22 June 2014.