La jalousie (French Edition) [Alain Robbe-Grillet] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Le narrateur de ce récit un mari qui surveille sa femme. Tools, File , 5,3 MB, PDF · File , ,7. 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 .

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A clever, multi-faceted, understated, ambitious and amazing rendition of perspective. There’s even a plan showing the location of rooms, doors, windows, even the furniture not to forget the dark stain left by a robbe-yrillet squashed on the wall of the dining room. Or does his jealousy colour even her most innocuous of actions?

View all 5 comments. For Robbe-Grillet, who also made films, writing is like splicing together strips of celluloid to create a continual present. Realism and the Ethics of Jalousiee.

View all 4 comments. His jalusie is depriving him from even seeing her as a sexually desirable creature. Within the self-reflexive geometries of Robbe-Griller’s hall of mirrors, the ultimate blind spot just might be the reader.

Franck complains about car troubles, swats Simply astonishing: We seem to observe them through the louvres. The whole room is plunged into darkness. In his Lecture politique du roman [ Political Reading of the Novel ], Jacques Leenhardt proposed a compelling sociological analysis of the novel, unsettling Morrissette’s influential contention that La Jalousie is about erotic jealousy and, more specifically, about the psychic reality of a jealous husband.

In his essay Objective LiteratureRoland Barthes writes:.

It then climbs up the wooden surface, from lath to lath, growing gradually larger until it reaches the window sill. Mar 07, Anne-Marie rated it did not like it Recommends it for: The initial few months were seen by Robbe-Grillet as something of a holiday, since in between the very rudimentary training he was given to operate the machinery he had free time to go to the theatre and the opera.


Timelines and plots are fractured and the resulting novel resembles the literary equivalent of a cubist painting. The four hands are lying in a row, motionless. View all 6 comments. According to Morrissette, two chronologies control the novel’s action: There is no tune, really, no melody, no rhythm.

And this book was just like this!

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Jan 20, Robert Beveridge rated it it was ok Shelves: The detailed geometrical descriptions of the house and its inhabitants form its emotional nucleus: In his work The Novels of Robbe-GrilletBruce Morrissette offered the first systematic and explanatory study of the novel, basing his reading in part on the authority of its jacket blurb, which he faithfully paraphrased as follows: This, to me, is priceless.

Apr 15, knig rated it it was amazing Shelves: Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. Events are sometimes repeatedly described, like an audio-visual tape rewinded and replayed. The third lunch or perhaps the third recounting of the same lunch?

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What does the man who the narrator notes is bending down gazing into the shallow perhaps muddy water symbolize? Woman combs her hair. No other action takes place in the piece, which nonetheless ends with a quite stunning “twist,” as we are told robbe-grillst the coffeepot’s base bears a picture of an owl “with two large, somewhat frightening eyes,” but, due to the coffeepot’s presence, this image cannot be seen.


How many times does A Email required Address never made public. I don’t know what we the readers are supposed to get out of it. Is this an exploration of the banality of most of our lives?

The narrative isn’t supplied to us pre-digested and easy to consume or swallow. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: What if a machine like that can write a novel?

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 jalousje. I get perfect descriptions of her movements, and plenty of rational ideas explaining why she might be running late when she is out. It’s best we part company when we both return to Paris.

Franck, describes the husband in the novel in a sentence that we don’t hear in its entirety, that “ends in ‘take apart’ or ‘take a part’ or ‘break apart’, ‘break a heart’, ‘heart of darkness’, or something of the kind. I was led to believe that he was peeping from behind the jalousies, perhaps not by any actual textual evidence, but by the title and everything I read leading up to my reading of jalpusie text.

A… has gone to get the glasses, the soda water, and the cognac herself. Kalousie with Franck’s car crash, posited and then erased, it seems that A