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Understanding Alain Robbe Grillet

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"Transforming bewilderment into understanding and pleasure while preserving a sense of Robbe-Grillet's considerable richness and complexity, Smith elucidates the defining elements of the writer's fictional world - characters that barely exist, changeable narrators, plots that defy logic, notoriously meticulous descriptions that never quite form a complete story. Smith examines Robbe-Grillet's embrace of discontinuity, circularity, indeterminacy, and linguistic play. Smith also poses questions about how we should view this perplexing writer: as an author of hyperobjective novels and short stories, a subjective novelist, a realist, or a writer who undermines the narrative's claim to represent reality. In addition Smith evaluates the sado-erotic imagery of Robbe-Grillet's middle and late novels as a metaphorical play with textual and social conventions."--BOOK JACKET.

Djinn

Author : Alain Robbe-Grillet
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"A haunting, disorienting, brilliantly constructed novel, Djinn is the story of a young man who joins a clandestine organization under the command of an alluring, androgynous American girl, Djinn. Having agreed to wear dark glasses and carry a can like a blind man, he comes to realize, through bizarre encounters, recurring visual images, and fractured time sequences he experiences as part of his undisclosed mission, that he is, in a sense, helplessly blind. His search for the meaning of his mission and for possible clues to the identity of the mysterious Djinn, becomes a quest for his own identity in an ever-shifting time-space continuum. His growing obsession with solving the mystery becomes the reader's own until, through a surprising shift in narrative perspective, the reader too becomes lost in the dimension between past and future." -- Publisher's description

Snapshots

Author : Alain Robbe-Grillet
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Alain Robbe-Grillet has long been regarded as the chief spokesman for the controversial nouveau roman. This collection of brilliant short pieces introduces the reader to those techniques employed by Robbe-Grillet in his longer works. These intriguing, gemlike stories represent Robbe-Grillet's most accessible fiction.

The Film Career of Alain Robbe Grillet

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Alain Robbe Grillet

Author : John Fletcher
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Alain Robbe-Grillet had traditionally been seen as an austere experimentalist in fiction, addicted to arid and interminable descriptions of objects like coffee pots, erasers and pieces of string. His own rather bellicose theoretical pronouncements were partly to blame for this unattractive picture, belied by the immense popular success of the film Last Year at Marienbad (1961) (made by Alain Resnais from Robbe-Grillet’s script) and the high critical esteem in which novels like Jealousy and The Voyeur are held. In his original study, first published in 1983, John Fletcher attempts to resolve this paradox by offering a new interpretation of Robbe-Grillet’s work which stresses the subversive qualities of his imagination and the disturbing power of his vision of a world of labyrinths and bizarre sexual stereotypes, haunted by images of love and loss.

La Maison de Rendez vous and Djinn

Author : Alain Robbe-Grillet
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Two stunning works from the French avant-garde writer and filmmaker, the master of the “new novel” literary movement. La Maison de Rendez-vous With Hong Kong as the setting, Alain Robbe-Grillet creates a world of crime, intrigue, and passion dominated by Lady Ava’s mysterious Blue Villa. The novella unfolds over the course of only one evening, but the events of that night recur repeatedly, and the same moments are described from the perspectives of different characters. In La Maison de Rendez-vous, Robbe-Grillet creates “a new literary entertainment, and a poetic, amusing, captivating book” (The New York Times Book Review). Djinn A haunting, disorienting, brilliantly constructed novel, Djinn “may win a whole generation over to the nouveau roman” (International Herald Tribune). It is the story of a young man who joins a clandestine organization under the command of an alluring, androgynous American girl, Djinn. Having agreed to wear dark glasses and carry a cane like a blind man, he comes to realize, through bizarre encounters, recurring visual images, and fractured time sequences he experiences as part of his undisclosed mission, that he is, in a sense, helplessly blind. His search for the meaning of his mission and for possible clues to the identity of the mysterious Djinn becomes a quest for his own identity in an ever-shifting time-space continuum. “Alain Robbe-Grillet is the forerunner of a revolution in the novel.” —Claude Mauriac, cultural critic for Le Figaro “[La Maison de Rendez-vous] is a funny book, a provocation, a do-it-yourself mystery or a fairy tale.” —The New York Times “Robbe-Grillet is at the top of his form with this fantastic tale.” —Le Monde

Erasers

Author : Alain Robbe-Grillet
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After a failed attempt on his life by an unknown terrorist cell, Professor Daniel Dupont decides to fake his own death. The government authorities, believing that the attack is part of a series of political assassinations, send Wallas, a recently promoted special investigator, to the provincial town where the crime took place. As he wanders the confusing streets of the town, he finds himself increasingly lost in a web of conspiracies, doppelgaengers and memories.Cleverly deconstructing the detective genre, The Erasers, Alain Robbe-Grillet's first published novel, shifts between various characters and time frames, while maintaining the suspense of a conventional thriller. The result is an engrossing examination of consciousness and reality which is also one the founding texts of the nouveau roman school.

The Phenomenological Novel of Alain Robbe Grillet

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Inventing the Real World

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Over all, Alain Robbe-Grillet is an amused commentator on the world and on artistic creation, often humorous in his descriptions and narrative movements. He demands his readers' and viewers' attention and expects them to recognize his parodies and inventions.

The Voyeur

Author : Alain Robbe-Grillet
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Mathias, a timorous, ineffectual traveling salesman, returns to the island of his birth after a long absence. Two days later, a thirteen-year-old girl is found drowned and mutilated. With eerie precision, Robbe-Grillet puts us at the scene of the crime and takes us inside Mathias's mind, artfully enlisting us as detective hot on the trail of a homocidal maniac. A triumphant display of the techniques of the ?new novel,” The Voyeur achieves the impossible feat of keeping us utterly engrossed in the mystery of the child's murder while systematically raising doubts about whether it really occurred.

La Belle Captive

Author : Alain Robbe-Grillet
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Based on the myth of the beautiful captive, this novel, first published in 1975 and reprinted with a critical essay, takes its themes from the paintings of the French surrealist, constructing a dream-like narrative suffused with eroticism, playfulness, and subversion.

For a New Novel

Author : Alain Robbe-Grillet
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This is a work by the French author Alain Robbe-Grillet, translated from the original French.

Alain Robbe Grillet

Author : John Phillips
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Placing Robbe-Grillet's filmic oeuvre in the related contexts of both his novelistic work and the different historical and cultural periods in which his films were made, from the early 1960s to the present, the book traces lines of influence and continuity throughout his work, which is shown to exhibit a consistent preoccupation with an identifiable body of themes, motifs and structures. Close readings of all the films are skilfully combined with a thematic approach, ranging across the entire filmic corpus. The book also contains chapters on cinematography and technique. Now available in paperback, this lucid, comprehensive and fascinating study shows Robbe-Grillet's contribution to the evolution of the cinematic art both in France and internationally to have been considerably more important than previously acknowledged.

Recollections of the Golden Triangle

Author : Alain Robbe-Grillet
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“Could be read as the French New Novelist’s tribute to the vibrant Latin American fiction that his own early works helped to inspire” (The New York Times Book Review). A provocative novel by one of the most influential French writers, Recollections of the Golden Triangle is a tour de force: a literary thriller constructed of wildly diverse elements—fantasy and dream, erotic invention, and the stuff of popular fiction and movies taken to its farthest limits. A secret door that is opened slightly by an electronic device, a beautiful hanged factory girl, a pale young aristocrat whose blood apparently nourishes his vampiric lover, the evil Dr. Morgan who conducts his experiments in “tertiary dream behavior,” the beautiful and sinister women from the world of horror films, and the investigating police, who are not all what they seem to be, are just some of the ingredients of this intriguing new novel by the French master of the intellectual thriller, whose novels and films have effectively changed the way we can look at the “real” world today. Recollections of the Golden Triangle challenges the reader to find his own meaning in its descriptions, clues, and contradictions, and to play detective by assembling the pieces of the fictional puzzle. “If you make the effort [to read Recollections of a Golden Triangle], you will have a richer and more rewarding experience than you would reading a conventional mystery story.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch “A sense of atmosphere and a power of representation that at best make one feel that one is looking over an artist’s shoulder with one eye on the canvas and the other on the reality that he is sketching.” ―The Times

A Study Guide for Alain Robbe Grillet s The Replacement

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A Study Guide for Alain Robbe-Grillet's "The Replacement," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

Alain Robbe Grillet

Author : Dale Watson Fraizer
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Snapshots and

Author : Alain Robbe-Grillet
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Alain Robbe Grillet

Author : Ben Stoltzfus
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This book is a thematic approach to Robbe-Grillet's works. As a semiological and structural study of his fiction it addresses generative themes, serial permutations, the esthetics of revolt and revolution, the sexuality of the text, abyssal effects, dialectical topologies, labyrinths, and ludic structures.

The Target

Author : Jasper Johns
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A study of Pop art and metafiction which highlights the relationship between Alain Robbe-Grillet, a French novelist and cinematographer, and Jasper Johns, a renowned artist. This book shows how Johns's targets and Robbe-Grillet's writing subvert social codes and the observer's expectations in order to produce unexpected perceptions.

In the Labyrinth

Author : Alain Robbe-Grillet
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Alain Robbe-Grillet says in his prefatory note: 'this story is fiction, not a report. It describes a reality which is not necessarily that of the reader's own experience... And yet the reality here in question is strictly physical, that is to say it has no allegorical significance.