‘Jealousy’ was one of the first (and the best) novels of the ‘nouveau For Robbe- Grillet readers had become lazy and were used to being. Published in , as the nouveau roman was rising on the Parisian liter- ary scene, Alain Robbe-Grillet’s novel La Jalousie [Jealousy] produced in many of its . Complete summary of Alain Robbe-Grillet’s Jealousy. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Jealousy.

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Please help make this sort of writing sustainable, either with a subscription or a one-time donation. Woman writes a letter. Now how would you interpret the following? It’s all descriptions of a house, its plantations, its gardens, its occupants. I certainly felt bored. As with Franck’s car crash, posited and then erased, it seems that A A fine-tuned study of obsession, Jealousy allows us a sort of psychological portrait of a character and scenario, but without resorting to any of actual introspection or psychology Robbe-Grillet claimed to loath at the time.

They are merely articles in motion, describing more or less flattened ellipses in horizontal planes or at slight angles, cutting the elongated cylinder of the lamp at various levels.


Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Detail, Detail, Detail On the first two pages we are given a blueprint of the house, courtyard and surrounding banana trees along with a legend labeling ten different parts of the house.

He can hear some of their conversations but not all including whispers. You are commenting using your WordPress.

In fact, the only positive remark I can make regarding this book is that there are times when it does an jealohsy job of conjuring its lone setting; it made me feel as though I had been transported to an exotic, albeit claustrophobic and disturbing, location somewhere beyond the limits of reality.

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‘Jealousy’ by Robbe-Grillet

Inbuilt preconceptions on my part contexutualise this unknowable presence as the master of the banana plantation. The small spasms and convulsions of A Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Turns conventional narrative structure inside out and moves it somewhere strange.

Robbe-Grillet places the characters in this house around meal time or cocktail hour. Like, are the descriptions really of someONE looking, or could they be omniscient in some way, divorced from a point of view?

Jealousy by Alain Robbe-Grillet

Their small size, their relative distance, their speed-all the greater the closer they fly to the source of light-keep the shape of their bodies and wings from being recognized. They’re all about the style and not about the story.

We are silent eavesdroppers on the other side of the louvres. As you can tell from the opening quote our narrator is aware of structure like an engineer or an architect would describe a man-made structure. Most men when watching their wife comb her hair, especially long hair, would find it a sensual experience.


I also hoped that we could put your youthful affair with Franck behind us. We are essentially lost in surface. La jalousie French Edition.

Is she even married? Sadly, in practice, it didn’t work that way at all. His wife Christiane is only referred to, but never enters jeallusy aperture of the scene.

For Robbe-Grillet, who also made films, writing is like splicing together strips of celluloid mealousy create a continual present. Although neither the arm nor the head rrobbe disturbed by the slightest movement, the hair, more sensitive, captures the oscillations of the wrist, amplifies them and translates them into unexpected eddies, which awaken reddish highlights in its moving mass. He died in Caen after succumbing to heart problems Style His writing style has been described as “realist” or “phenomenological” in the Heideggerian sense or “a theory of pure surface.

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