Here is a Cultural Literacy worksheet on the roman a clef. The worksheet explains the term and the concept it represents, but I’d still like to use it in roughly the same sentence I used when at age 17 I made my first pedantic statement: “Jack Kerouac’s On The Road is a roman a clef. ”
If you find typos in this document, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.