Alain Robbe-Grillet was a French writer and filmmaker. He was one of the figures most Robbe-Grillet’s first published novel was The Erasers (Les Gommes), which was issued by Les Éditions de Minuit in After that, he dedicated. : Les Gommes (French Edition) (): Alain Robbe Grillet: Books. Alain Robbe-Grillet is internationally hailed as the chief spokesman for the noveau roman and one of the great novelists of the twentieth century. The Erasers, his.

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Keyser Soze, drunk, talking astrophysics in German. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. There has been a murder in the very next street.

I liked the feeling I would have loved this novel when I was 18, what with its classical Sophocles and modern Kafka, Beckett, Joyce, and Borges touchstones and its allusions to philosophical and theoretical paradigms. This book is a bumbling comedic novel layered in a dark, mysterious tone. Robbe-Grillet in noir-est noir form for his first published novel.

Antonio Scuratiter. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To say it the other way rbobe, indeed it’s not like playing a game but rather being in a game set by another, like on a theater scene or on the Earth a place as a divine production being watched by any Peeping Tom.

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This is Robbe-Grillet’s first novel and it prefigures his later trademark narrative techniques and stylistic preoccupations, including the blurring of character roles, reinvention and reconfiguring of key scenes, and obsessive attention to the 3. The murder is believed to be linked to a series of eight other murders occurring across the count For my full review, please visit Casual Debris.


The detective also interviews a woman who might be considered his mother. Those obsessive lists, for example: Both authors are existential, questioning the nature of being. At some point in the future I may reread this in order t This is a convoluted story with no pay off. As I came to the end of the book I laughed at loud as I realized what was unfolding. Then he explains why. Are we as readers so coarse and dull and deadened by the modern mechanized world that we accept the ugly as the norm?

May 21, dead letter office rated it did not like it. Milo De Angelister.

Alain Robbe-Grillet

Refresh and try again. They move to Paris, where Valentin sells frames, while his wife becomes fortune teller. La Jalousie TV Movie The murder that the detective focuses on is that of a person who might be considered his father. Era solo e non ne grlilet. This is becoming a house of mirrors. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This effect, of course, comes about only because of spectacularly careful and artful construction, which may be frustrating for the hard-boiled mystery reader but which should dazzle and delight literary critics and those looking for something new and different.

Jun 04, Marissa rated it did not like it. Does this acceptance account for the fact that all the essays and reviews I have read on this novel do not draw attention to the ugliness Wallas confronts? Modiano gomme still a child, of course, when this robhe written, but he would surely have grown up reading noir novels as a boy, and so have been interested in Robbe-Grillet’s repurposing of them when he began to think of becoming a writer himself.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Andrea Canobbiosec. The Voyeur rkbbe the story of Mathias, a traveling watch salesman who returns to the island of his youth with a desperate objective. Sep 17, Nathan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Is it too much of a stretch to interpret the pistol Wallas shoots at the end of the novel as, in part, a reaction to overbearing ugliness?


For example, gomes are similarities between your books and detective novels. The New York Times. It was almost a decade before the appearance of his next feature film, La belle captive The Beautiful Captivebut Alain Robbe-Grillet was fortunate enough to enlist the services of Henri Alekan as cinematographer, the visionary master of cinematography for the films of Jean Cocteau. Jul 19, Bruce rated it it was amazing.

Gmmes describes seemingly mundane objects and scenes with intense details, much in the way that Lynch zooms in with extreme close-ups.

Mi piaceva ascoltarlo, quando mi spiegava qualcosa. But, that’s in the future. The detective is seeking the assassin in a murder that has not yet occurred, only to discover that it is his destiny to become that assassin.

I care, but do i get? Keyser Soze, drunk, talking astrophy I had to read this book in graduate school. An awareness of Robbe-Grillets’s theory of the New Novel, Por une Nouveau Romanwould be helpful in appreciating this innovative work of fiction and so would a viewing of his cinematic masterpiece, Last Year at Marienbad.

Over description for purposes of derealisation or defamiliarizationa technique out of Russian Formalism.