French novelist and dramatist Nathalie Sarraute (1900 - 1999) discusses her work and her literary ideology in a talk given at the Poetry Center of the YM-YWHA in New York City. Sarraute talks about the "nouveau roman" (New Novel) school of literature to which she belongs, which called for novelists to search for new narrative structures in their work. She is introduced by writer Susan Sontag (1933 - 2004).
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