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What is the literary term for a novel that does not have any dividing sections such as chapters or paragraphs? There may still be punctuation. I am thinking of something like Will Self's Phone.

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    Welcome to Literature Stack Exchange! I hope someone will be able to answer your question. However, literary critics don't have a term for every literary phenomenon. Or, as Ronald Langacker said, "I can think of a unicorn with daisies growing out of its nostrils, but I don't need a name for it." ;-) – user800 Sep 15 '18 at 12:14
  • I do remember hearing someone use a term for this. I just can't remember what it was :) I suspect also there will be one out there somewhere as it's a fairly well-established style. – afilmforthefuture Sep 15 '18 at 14:13
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    I don't know the term, but Becket's Malloy is comprised of just two chapters and the first of those is a single paragraph of 76 pages (1,518 lines). The term that comes to mind is "unreadable". Having said that, it's a genuinely great novel! – Reinstate Monica Sep 15 '18 at 15:16

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