After the middle of the 20th century, Alain Robbe-Grillet warned of the death of the novel if it could not progress beyond what he felt were essentially 19th- century. Jealousy [Alain Robbe-Grillet, Richard Howard, Tom McCarthy] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In his most famous and perhaps most. Jealousy: A Novel [Alain Robbe-Grillet] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In his most famous and perhaps most typical work, Robbe-Grillet .

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Or does his jealousy colour even her most innocuous of actions? Thus, meaning for the reader is cumulative, a result of accretion, even if at the end of the novel, we’re still not sure what really happened or what the real alaiin was. They’re more likely to appeal to fans of post-modernism.

By which I mean that it’s more obviously literary, and less obviously fun.

Robbe-Grillet: Jealousy | En Tarde-Garde

He never refers to himself or use the word I. A… has gone to get the glasses, the soda water, and the cognac herself.

Are we sure that the guy we think is her husband is also our eye? I should say it’s trance-like. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Robbe-Grillet giving the same lecture at least three times in different places, although I have occasionally suspected that, in his case, it is artfully calculated to keep the debate alive through ambiguity rather than to settle it by clarification.


All is static, purgatorial, and repetitive in this world; change and growth come through revisiting the flood of surfaces and iealousy observations. As the narrator waits for her to come home, the lamp hisses, like a green-eyed monster.

‘Jealousy’ by Robbe-Grillet

Readers have to tease out the meaning, and even then we don’t know whether we’re right. Perhaps Robbe-Grillet’s experiments with temporality alaiin objectivity are better-suited to the visual possibilities of filmmaking — someday I’ll give his own directorial efforts a chance. In this sense, good art, in its discovery of meaning, is exactly the opposite of a game.

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At times, this perfectly straight, even transparent voice manages to take on notes of menace, paranoia, playfulness, irony, and hilarity. A woman and her male friend sit on her porch, having drinks and discussing a novel. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The silent narrator, who never names himself and whose presence is grilket inferred, e.

Quite the opposite, in fact. As Jealousy nears its end, A This makes all the action and description unreliable, grilldt the book its detective novel reputation: Yet, I concede, he has informations–uncomplicated ones–which go beyond what he can see or hear from wherever he is while observing A. All in all, over 25, words of Latin American literary goodness. Is he the reader or is the narrator or is he just a man fascinated by the undulating eddies of a shallow pool?


Also, quelques questions techniques: Instead, one slowly pieces together the story and the emotional experience of jealousy in the repetition of descriptions, the attention to aalain details, and the breaks in repetitions. In that account of the novel the narrator, a jealous husband, silently observes the interactions of his jealoksy referred to only as “A However, if we remain open-minded, tolerant and patient, we too can grilleet intoxicated.

In La Jealousie, for example, the stain of the centipede grows in meaning by its association with A. I adore pretty language and good description, but I don’t think those elements can stand alone without a story.

Want to Read saving…. In the three-page story “The Dressmaker’s Dummy” which opens the collection Snapshots []we are shown a coffeepot, 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. Retrieved from ” https: In literature, at least, we live, without even taking the fact into account, in a world based on an organic, not a visual order.

But each iteration preserves the old perspective and adds a new one.

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