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I find the theoretical statements of the New Novelists extremely interesting and, for the most part, intelligible and even acceptable as philosophical principles. I don’t see how anyone could get any enjoyment out of a book like this.

It was actually none of those things. griklet

Let’s hear it for French puns! The narrative isn’t supplied to us pre-digested and easy to consume or swallow. So I’m pasting that below. How many times does A Jan 20, Robert Beveridge rated it it was ok Shelves: Before I continue, let it be known that I’m absolutely in favor of cryptic, challenging, experimental literature This unnerving, dreamlike film does share some similarities with La Jalousie — except for the fact that I loved it!

Or I don’t understand things. Yet, when they eat, there is always a place for someone not observed, who has got to be our guy. What if a machine like that can write a novel? This grillft came out in so allow me to be a little bit whimsical, griklet even, and declare this to be a prophetic book–a novel approximating the literary output of the first audio-visual computerized writer-robot which will one day win the Nobel prize for literature!

Posted in annotationsartbooksliterature Tagged Alain Robbe-Grilletannotationsartbooksliterature. And throughout the novel jalousy detail continues, expressed in a kind of mechanical drawing length-and-width language, descriptions overwhelmingly visual, as if outlining specifics for a film crew to construct a set and do a filming.


Everything about this little book is ‘weird’ from the standpoint of conventional narrative fiction. And, by the way, not robbs are there nearly zero similes or metaphors in this novella, the sentences tend to be short and staccato. Sep 09, Alborz Baghipour rated it it was amazing Shelves: May 17, ralowe rated it liked it.

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Unfortunately, I lost interest in cracking this nut around the page mark meaning it was quite a long, irritating journey through the remaining The effect of stating the hero’s subjectivity negatively, by implication rather than by affirmation, is eerie and troubling: But that is all you can do.

Apr 18, Jeffrey Keeten rated it really liked it Shelves: All the book’s actions grilllet exchanges swelter in a stultifying, oppressive, and persistent present tense–what Joyce, in Finnegans Wake, calls “the pressant.

But I never got that impression while reading it. Mechanical engineering-like detail also applies to the surrounding banana trees, for example, here is a snippet from a full two pages description: But its progression is not constant: View all 33 comments. And because the narrator seems to be present during the cocktail discussions of carburettors, and also because there are three alcoholic drinks being mixed by A….

No other action takes place in the piece, which nonetheless ends with a quite stunning “twist,” as we are told that the coffeepot’s base bears a picture of an owl “with two large, somewhat frightening eyes,” but, due to the coffeepot’s presence, this image cannot be seen.

Turns conventional narrative structure inside out and moves it somewhere strange. Read more Read less. Grilket first novel The Erasers Les Gommes was published inafter which he dedicated himself full-time to his new occupation. A stoic, silent presence, jealouxy narrator offers a rolling shutter view of the surroundings: Because what he relates to us is so devoid of emotional coloring it is as if he is an alien presence and will require human intervention to make sense of what he is seeing.


Jealousy by Alain Robbe-Grillet

Construction workers repair a decaying bridge on the edge of the property. Any sort of fascination I might have developed toward its circular rhythms, its enigmatic understatements, its sinister atmospheres, was quickly stifled by Robbe-Grillet’s mundane repetitiveness and Sahara-dry prose — which was probably his intention. Time curvature appears on page three, although it took a second reading to absorb that point.

La jalousie French Edition. Most men when watching their wife comb her hair, especially long hair, would find it a sensual experience. What made The Erasers and Voyeur different from Jealousy is that they had plots, if odd, meandering ones that didn’t really go anywhere. jealouys

‘Jealousy’ by Robbe-Grillet

View all 8 comments. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Return to Book Page. Share your thoughts with other customers. Alan Robbe-Grillet was much influenced by both Camus and Sartre. Then it could be something very close to this, by Alain Robbe-Grillet.

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Does he suspect she is having an affair? The shrill cry of some nocturnal carnivore, sharp and short, echoes again rpbbe the bottom of the valley, at an unspecified distance. Bellissima analisi sul sentimento della Gelosia.

In the three-page story “The Dressmaker’s Dummy” which opens the collection Snapshots []we are shown a geillet, a four-legged table, a waxed tablecloth, a mannequin, and, crucially, a large rectangular mirror that reflects the room’s objects–which include a mirror-fronted wardrobe that in turn redoubles everything.

Perhaps Robbe-Grillet’s experiments with temporality and objectivity are better-suited to the visual possibilities of filmmaking — someday I’ll give his own directorial efforts a chance.