Tropisms (New Directions Pearls) (Paperback)

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By Nathalie Sarraute, Maria Jolas (Translator)
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Nathalie Sarraute's Tropisms is considered one of the defining texts of the nouveau roman movement. Tropisms was championed as a masterpiece by Jean Genet, Marguerite Duras, and Jean-Paul Sartre, who hailed Sarraute as his favorite "anti-novelist." Sarraute defined her Tropisms as the "movements that are hidden under the commonplace, seemingly harmless instances of our everyday lives." Like figures in a grainy and shadowy photo, the characters in Tropisms are barely defined, the narrative never developed beyond a stressed moment. Instead, Sarraute brilliantly highlights the shift in tone through remarks or subtle details when a relationship changes, when we fall slightly deeper into or begin to emerge out of love or trust, or when something innocent tilts by the smallest degree toward suspicion.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780811222761
ISBN-10: 0811222764
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: November 9th, 2015
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: New Directions Pearls