Other Literary Forms

(Critical Edition of Dramatic Literature)

Robert Pinget began his literary career with the 1951 publication of Entre Fantoine et Agapa (1951; Between Fantoine and Agapa, 1982), a collection of short stories. Later he wrote more than a dozen experimental, highly innovative novels. Among these are Mahu: Ou, Le Matériau (1952; Mahu: Or, The Material, 1966), Baga (1958; English translation, 1967), Le Fiston (1959; No Answer, 1961; also as Mr. Levert), Clope au dossier (1961), L’Inquisitoire (1962; The Inquisitory, 1966), Quelqu’un (1965; Someone, 1984), Le Libéra (1968; The Libera Me Domine, 1972), Passacaille (1969; Recurrent Melody, 1975; also as Passacaglia, 1978), Cette voix (1975; That Voice, 1982), Le Harnais (1984), and Du nerf (1990; Be Brave, 1995).