The last samurai escribió:Por cierto, ¿Qué significa "novela río"?
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The roman-fleuve (French, literally "river-novel") refers to an extended sequence of novels of which the whole acts as a commentary for a society or an epoch, and which continually deals with a central character, community or a saga within a family. The river metaphor implies a steady, broad dynamic lending itself to a perspective. Each volume makes up a complete novel by itself, but the entire cycle exhibits a unity.
Famous examples includes Honoré de Balzac's La Comédie humaine, Émile Zola's Rougon-Macquart cycle and Benito Pérez Galdós's Episodios nacionales series. Zola's is a family saga, a format that later became a popular fictional form, going beyond the conventional three-volume novel of the nineteenth century. It is also less diffuse than Balzac's cycle, which only came together in an architectural sense in the course of being written.
In the twentieth century Marcel Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu came to be regarded as a definitive roman fleuve, and was immensely influential, particularly on British novelists. Some of those follow the example of Anthony Powell, a Proust disciple but consciously adapting the technique to depict social change rather than change in 'society'. This was a step beyond the realist novels of Arnold Bennett (the Clayhanger books) or John Galsworthy.
* Romain Rolland's Jean Christophe,
* the novels of Jules Romains
* John Galsworthy's The Forsyte Saga
* Dorothy Richardson's Pilgrimage
* Anthony Powell's A Dance to the Music of Time
* C. P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers
* Henry Williamson's Chronicles of Ancient Sunlight
* Simon Raven's Alms for Oblivion and The First Born of Egypt
* Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria Quartet and other sequences
* Paul Scott's Raj Quartet (The Jewel in the Crown)
* Susan Howatch's Starbridge sequence
* the novels of Amanda Craig
* A. N. Wilson's Lampitt Papers
* Ferdinand Mount's Chronicles of Modern Twilight
* John Updike's Rabbit Angstrom books.
Not many of the sequences of genre fiction could be seriously taken to be romans fleuve; the Aubrey-Maturin novels of Patrick O'Brian might qualify.
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