Tropisms by Nathalie Sarraute
"Tropisms" are "movements of which we are hardly cognizant, [they] slip through us on the frontiers of consciousness in the form of undefinable, extremely rapid sensations. They hide behind our gestures, beneath the words we speak, the feelings we manifest, are aware of experiencing...They...seem to me to constitute the secret source of our existence, in what might be called its nascent state."--Foreword, p..
The 1916th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 73rd on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)