عنوان مقاله [English]
New novel which has been began in France with works by "Sarraute" and "Robbe Grillet" a few decades later, entered Iran with the novel "Shazdeh Ihtejab (the prince) as a kind of novel. Golshiri was able to handle this genre by creative use of new novel elements; so that his work is not merely an imitation and did not derive feature from the new novel. Although new novel has no significant presence today, the remaining elements of it are evident in novels; therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to this type and its elements. Considering the importance of Shazdeh Ihtejab as the beginning of the new Persian novel and its impact on the evolution of Iranian novel writing; this research examines one of the elements of the novel "Character death" or "Character rejection" which is more prominent in "Shazdeh Ihtejab. Therefore in this study we first describe the feature of the new novel then provide a summary of the novel and then we examine the character death in this novel and show that the character death is not being devoid of human being, but rather it is an appearance mixed with memory, blended and shadowy which reader contributes in making that with his imagination and literary taste. Golshiri makes the new novel elements and character rejection in best way without departing from Iranian identity and in this case, has no less than western novels.