La jalousie (French Edition) [Alain Robbe-Grillet] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Le narrateur de ce récit un mari qui surveille sa femme. Published in , as the nouveau roman was rising on the Parisian literary scene, Alain Robbe-Grillet’s novel La Jalousie [Jealousy] produced in many of its . Title. La jalousie / Alain Robbe-Grillet; Jealousy. Author. Robbe-Grillet, Alain, Availability. Use of this resource is restricted in some manner. Usually this .

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The venomous Scutigera serves as a meeting point for associations so overloaded that if it were a plug socket it would be smoking. There’s a vacant seat in the lounge room and an empty place at the dining table.

La jalousie / Alain Robbe-Grillet

They’re more likely to appeal to fans of post-modernism. The language focuses on extreme surface, chronicling objects, proximity of things, and disembodied individuals treated as bits and pieces; relational.

It is doubtless the same poem continuing. There is no tune, really, no melody, no rhythm.

Its not too preposterous to presume then, that in essence this book never finishes: Even more is filtered out by the louvres, the blinds, la jalousie. Jan 20, Robert Beveridge rated it it was ok Shelves: He never refers to himself or use the word I. A situation like that could actually make for a very interesting story, but it almost seems like Robbe-Grillet is trying to turn a potentially interesting storyline into the most boring book known to wo ka.

The variations are extremely numerous; the variations of these, still more so. However, someone appears to be missing. Most men when watching their wife comb her hair, especially long hair, would find it a sensual experience.

This makes all the action and description unreliable, giving the book its detective novel reputation: And yet, it is a chilling feeling. The second time we see the shadow of the column fall on the veranda, it has lengthened in a clockwise direction, the geometry ualousie the house effectively forming a sundial.


[OTA] La jalousie / Alain Robbe-Grillet

It is forever oblique, raw and uncooked. This is already implied by the tightening spiral treatment of temporality whereby repetitions and robbd escalate until alaij book finishes in a grand flourish of reverse perspective at its starting point: Repeat ad nauseam in fragmentary, temporally disjointed ways, then mix in some nonsense about geometric arrangements of banana trees and the quotidian movement of a column’s shadow and that’s pretty much this novel in a nutshell.

Within the self-reflexive geometries of Robbe-Griller’s hall of mirrors, the ultimate blind spot just might be the reader. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Any all-seeing and all-hearing machine, non-judgmental, opinionless, without emotion. This is how rooms actually halousie to an observer, how their angles, surfaces, and sight lines impose themselves on his or her perception. Yet, I concede, he has informations–uncomplicated ones–which go beyond what he can see or hear from wherever he is while observing A.

It’s best we part company when we both return to Paris. A slightly damaged and subjective empiricism is at work here. Various scenes are described from the vantage point of an outside observer – with almost a Peeping Tom feel – and the scenes overlap, spiral around, repeat with more or less detail, in much the same way a mind would worry over specific memories when trying to piece together a mystery. August Allain how and when to remove this template message.

As the narrator waits for her to come home, the lamp hisses, like a green-eyed monster. A detached viewpoint, narration seemingly without narrator, moves through a house, coldly considering its roobbe She sets a jalousis with the two bottles and three big glasses down on the table.

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Faulkner’s Addie Bundren in As I Lay Dying, who, despite ls and an extramarital affair, abides “refraining” and “recessional” beyond the reach of both husband and lover, and of words themselves. The third lunch or perhaps the third recounting of the same lunch? For the French film, see La Jalousie film.


La Jalousie is jlaousie of critics’ and literary theorists’ main examples of Robbe-Grillet’s demonstrations of his concept of the nouveau romanfor which he later explicitly advocated in his Pour un nouveau roman For a New Novel. Friend comes over for dinner.

Frankly, though it pains me to acknowledge it in writing, I robe see any future for our marriage. How many times does A The bus boy brings three glasses further confirming for me that the narrator is actually present and not just bloodshot eyes peering through a window blind.

Before I continue, let it be known that I’m absolutely in favor of cryptic, challenging, experimental literature Or I don’t understand things. A… has gone to get the glasses, the soda water, and grillrt cognac herself.

Or, are they already planning a second trip? I was fascinated by the craft of this narrative, the jalouise of an author to make something out of so little.

Jealousy by Alain Robbe-Grillet

From the latter runs a thin vertical thread which increases in size as it rises from the concrete substructure. Having uncorked the cognac she turns toward Franck and looks at him, while she begins making his drink.

Perhaps the literary female she resembles most is another A Each work is like an Airfix kit–or, more precisely, an IKEA one, since there is always one vital piece missing.

The brush is a bone-colored oval whose short hands disappears almost entirely in the hand firmly gripping it. There is a suggestion that this narrator is A. The narrator is the husband of a woman referred to only as A.

At least you’re not indiscreet enough to bring them home with you! Other possibilities are offered, robbw the course of the book, which lead to different endings.