- n. A work of fiction in which the author breaks in some way the conventional rules of short story telling, usually with some feature (for example, a lack of plot or characters, unusual punctuation, odd subject or presentation, etc.) which strongly challenges the reader's expectations.
- From Ancient Greek ἀντί (anti, "against"), and Anglo-Norman estorie, from Latin historia, from Ancient Greek ἱστορία (historia, "history"). (Wiktionary)
“Meantime, I'm working on Chapter One of the "other" story (so as not to say "anti-story"): a behind-the-scenes script of this fluffy French existence: who knows if, or when, such a book will ever see the light of day or whether some stories aren't best left to bask in the cool shade of an incognito garden.”
“There are also two pieces in there from James Joyce who in that Grossman piece is included in the “anti-story” camp, despite Ulysses taking its story from one of the oldest ones there is, The Odyssey.”
“Meantime, I'm working on Chapter One of the "other" story so as not to say "anti-story": a behind-the-scenes script of this fluffy French existence: who knows if, or when, such a book will ever see the light of day or whether some stories aren't best left to bask in the cool shade of an incognito garden.”
“He has discovered that for every story there is an anti-story.”
“If he pours enough anti-story into the sea of stories, all will be over.”
“Canabalt shows that great games can be resolutely anti-story.”
“We can also see Otomo's "anti-story tendencies" in the irregularities of the story in works such as his 1976 "Okasu" or the 1977 "Uchuu Patrol Shigema".”
“I may have come across all 'anti-story', and I personally would like to see if we can make games offer something without them, but I still don't know how to scale up”
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