Jean Ricardou

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Jean Ricardou (b. Cannes, 17 June 1932) is a French writer and theorist of the nouveau roman literary movement.[1] Between 1962 and 1971, Ricardou was on the editorial board of French avant-garde journal Tel Quel.

Works of Fiction (Novels and Short Stories)[edit]

  • Novel: L'observatoire de Cannes (Minuit, 1961)
  • Novel: La prise de Constantinople (Minuit, 1965)
  • Novel: Les lieux-dits, petit guide d'un voyage dans le livre (Gallimard, Le Chemin, 1969; UGE, 10/18, 1972)
  • Short Stories: Révolutions minuscules (Gallimard, Le Chemin, 1971; rewritten and expanded version including Révélations minuscules, en guise de préface, à la gloire de Jean Paulhan (Les Impressions nouvelles, 1988)
  • Short Stories: La cathédrale de Sens (Les Impressions nouvelles, 1988)

Fiction (in English)[edit]

To date, only Les lieux-dits (translated as Place Names: A Brief Guide to Travels in the Book by Jordan Stump for Dalkey Archive Press) has been translated into English.

Critical Theory (Books)[edit]

  • Problèmes du Nouveau Roman (Seuil, Tel Quel, 1967)
  • Pour une théorie du Nouveau Roman (Seuil, Tel Quel, 1971)
  • Le Nouveau Roman, Seuil, collection 'Ecrivains de toujours', 1973 ; rewritten and expanded version including a new preface and essay 'Les raisons de l'ensemble', Seuil, collection 'Points', 1990.
  • Nouveaux problèmes du Roman (Seuil, Poétique, 1978)
  • Une maladie chronique (Les Impressions nouvelles, 1989)

Critical Theory (in English)[edit]

  • 'Composition Discomposed', Critical Inquiry, vol. 3/1 (Fall 1976)
  • 'The Populations of Mirrors: Problems of Similarity on a Text by Alain Robbe-Grillet', transl. Phoebe Cohen, The MIT Press, vol. 102 (Spring 1977): 35-67
  • 'Time of Narration, Time of Fiction', transl. Joseph Kestner, James Joyce Quarterly, vol. 16 (1978): 7-15
  • 'The Story within the Story', transl. Joseph Kestner, James Joyce Quarterly, vol. 18 (1981): 323-38
  • 'Proust: A Retrospective Reading', transl. Erica Freiberg, Critical Inquiry, vol. 8 (1982): 531-41
  • 'Immersing the Narrative Text in the Text', transl. Alan Varley, Jacqueline Berben, Graham Dallas,Style, vol. 26/3 (Fall 1992): 457-90
  • 'Text Generation', transl. Erica Freiberg, Narrative Dynamics, Essays on Time, Plot, Closure, and Frames, (repr. Surfiction, 2nd ed., ed, Raymond Federman, 1981), ed. Brian Richardson, The Ohio State U.P. (2002): 179-90


Mixt (of Theory, Fiction, Poetry, etc.)[edit]

  • Le Théâtre des métamorphoses (Seuil, Fiction et Cie, 1982)


Textics[edit]

  • Intelligibilité structurale du trait (Les Impressions nouvelles, cahiers de textique, 2012)
  • Grivèlerie (Les Impressions nouvelles, cahiers de textique, 2012)

About Textics (in English)[edit]

Interview (with Michel Sirvent): 'How to Reduce Fallacious Representative Innocence, Word by Word', Studies in 20th-century Literature, vol. 15/2, Summer 1991: 277-298.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sirvent, Michel (2001). Jean Ricardou. De Tel Quel au Nouveau Roman textuel. Rodopi. ISBN 978-90-420-1591-3.