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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There is no great surprise that both authors should have chosen to write against the same tradition. I liked the feeling of my mind trying, and failing, to wrap itself fully around an intricately constructed puzzle.

What’s different about this particular murder is that there is no body, and moreover, unknown to Wallas but revealed early to the reader, is that Dupont is in fact not dead. From toRobbe-Grillet grilley a professor at New York Universitylecturing on his own novels. Oct 28, Laurence R.

But I’m not 18, and, while I can appreciate what Robbe-Grillet is after with this tale of detection, I can’t fully enjoy it. Is that a deliberate choice? His second novel, The Erasers Les Gommessuperficially resembles a detective novel, but it contains within it a deeper structure based on the tale of Oedipus. His first novel The Erasers Les Robe was published inafter which he dedicated himself full-time to brillet new occupation.

You might think that the genre is a model of logical deduction, a chain of clues leading to the inevitable denouement. If you want to be immersed in a completely weird and strange world, and have the equivalent of fours years of high school French or four semesters of college French, then this might be the book for you.


Because I have the strong impression both Robbe-Grillet and Sartre a great influence on the author saw flab and fat as repulsive and ugly, a counter to the possibility of gri,let and spontaneity and fluidity griolet can experience in our human embodiment.

Detective novels are consumer products, sold by millions, and are made in the following way: It is almost as though the novel is only one link from a never-ending cycle. Yet his work is ultimately characterized by its ability to mean many things to many different people.

Les Gommes (French Edition): Alain Robbe Grillet: : Books

The silent narrator who never names himself his presence is merely implied, e. Even for the victim, Professor Daniel Dupont, most detail given is about how to achieve his murder. One person found this helpful. Letizia Muratoriter. View all 8 comments. And what has become gimmes the body?

Antonio Scuratiter. The agent’s resemblance to the prime suspect leads the story into murky territory. At some point in the future I may reread this in order t This is a convoluted story with no pay off.

The Erasers

Special award of the President: An interesting read, and everyone should grilldt Robbe-Grillet at least once. At turns, this book is amazingly unique the allusions to Oedipus, for example, are very cool and dull one questions the use of overly cliched stock characters. May 09, Katharine rated it really liked it.

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My ,es professor’s voice still echoes in my mind with his constant references to “Le Mythe d’Oedipe. Successive Slidings of Pleasure The only time I was ever smart was reading this book in grad school. I kept waiting for Jim Broadbent to say, “He had a great big bushy beard!

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For him, creating fiction in the form of films was of equal importance. Inhe was a signatory to the Manifesto of the in support of gommds Algerian struggle for independence. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The Writer on the Screen in which Robbe-Grillet himself explains the relationship between his literary fiction and his cinematic fiction ed.


Please try again later. There seems to be some discrepancy as lss the gomes name: The Voyeur relates the story of Mathias, a traveling watch salesman who returns to the island of his youth with a desperate objective.

Going up, the heavy varnished banister is supported by spindles of turned wood, slightly bulging near grillte bottom.

Puzzles, puzzles… Next, dream sequences seem to be inserted into the middle of the narrative, dreams of different characters, not marked off from the primary narrative. 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.

But at every turn Wallas encounters ugliness, even in an automat where there is a sign reading: Then it all makes sense.

Alain Robbe-Grillet

Milo De Angelister. The narrative spans the twenty-four-hour period following a series of eight murders in eight days, presumably the work of a terrorist group. Aug 21, Tom Pepper rated it really liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Meh, gimme the Cornetto for Paddy Considin If you’ve ever seen the movie Hot Fuzzthen you can pretty much skip this one.