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The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gentleman

by:Sterne, Laurence, 1713-1768

Doomed to become the 'sport of fortune' by an interruption at the crucial moment of conception, Tristram Shandy's life lurches from one mishap to another: his nose crushed by the doctor's forceps during birth, christened with the worng name, an unfortunate incident involving a slamming sash window. Though everything occurs between parlor and garden, Tristram's excitable father, bewildered mother, and Uncle Toby provide ample opportunity for the digressions and madcap events that structure this seminal novel.

Editions:1203  Date:1759 - 2018  Genre(s):Experimental fiction, Experimental fiction, Stream of consciousness fiction, Stream of consciousness fiction, Humorous fiction

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Finnegans wake

by:Joyce, James (1882-1941)

Presents an experimental novel depicting a dream of world history, with characters from literature and history appearing and disappearing, written in a dream language that is a comical mixture of all the languages of Europe.

Editions:490  Date:1927 - 2019  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Experimental fiction, Experimental fiction


The waves

by:Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941

Against the background of the sea, the author presents a group of characters from childhood to old age who speak in sililoquy, and we see them as they appear to themselves and to each other. In the end one of the characters sums up the effect of their lives as a whole.

Editions:496  Date:1931 - 2019  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Experimental fiction, Experimental fiction


Jacob's room

by:Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941

Annotation‡bWidely regarded as one of the most important modernist writers, Virginia Woolf was also one of the most important female authors of the twentieth century. Jacob's Room, Woolf's third novel, is an experimental character study that delves into the life of protagonist Jacob Flanders, largely through the eyes of the friends, acquaintances, family members, and lovers who surround him.

Editions:366  Date:1922 - 2019  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Experimental fiction, Experimental fiction

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The art of racing in the rain : a novel

by:Stein, Garth

Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosopher's soul, tries to bring together the family, pulled apart by a three year custody battle between daughter Zoe's maternal grandparents and her father Denny, a race car driver.

Editions:85  Date:2008 - 2019  Genre(s):Experimental fiction, Experimental fiction


Mist : a tragicomic novel

by:Unamuno, Miguel de, 1864-1936

"A novel that features Augusto Perez, the pampered son of a recently deceased mother; the deceitful, scheming Eugenia, whom Augusto obsessively idealizes; and, Augusto's dog Orfeo, who gives a funeral oration upon his master's death."

Editions:713  Date:1900 - 2017  Genre(s):Experimental fiction, Experimental fiction

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Endgame : a play in one act, followed by Act without words, a mime for one player

by:Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989

Contains the text to two of Nobel Prize-winning author Samuel Beckett's greatest works, a single-act play and a single-person mime sketch.

Editions:329  Date:1957 - 2018  Genre(s):Acting editions, Experimental fiction, One-act plays, Drama


Pale fire : a novel

by:Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977

Nabokov offers a cornucopia of deceptive pleasures in a 999-line poem by the reclusive genius John Shade.

Editions:205  Date:1958 - 2018  Genre(s):Experimental fiction, Experimental fiction, Romantic suspense fiction, Criticism, interpretation, etc


How it is

by:Beckett, Samuel

"The theme may be the struggle of form to emerge from formlessness using Leopardi's sense of the world as mud (E fango è il mondo) and therefore, a kind of purgatory, as well as Dante's image of souls gulping mud in the Stygian marsh of the Inferno (Canto VII, 109-126, in Palma's translation): "Set in the slime, they say: 'We were sullen, with no pleasure in the sweet, sun-gladdened air, carrying in our souls the fumes of sloth. Now we are sullen in this black ooze' - where they hymn this in their throats with a gurgling sound because they cannot form the words down there." Dante's Belacqua and his foetal position also are referenced in How It Is and the following quotation is an example of the work's unpunctuated, dense, and poetic style: "the knees drawn up the back bent in a hoop the tiny head near the knees curled round the sack Belacqua fallen over on his side tired of waiting forgotten of the hearts where grace abides asleep."--Wikipedia.

Editions:180  Date:1957 - 2016  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Experimental fiction, Experimental fiction


Stories & texts for nothing

by:Beckett, Samuel (Samuel Barclay), 1906-1989

Drie verhalen en dertien korte schetsen. NL-ZmNBD.

Editions:149  Date:1953 - 2015  Genre(s):Experimental fiction, Experimental fiction


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