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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So why waste my precious hours on this trash? I get perfect descriptions of her movements, and plenty of rational ideas explaining why she might be running late I can imagine the narrator being a well-made robot, carefully noticing every detail of the object it is asked to supervise, but unable to put into words the emotions of the observer, let alone the purpose of the observation.

Louvres and lovers share their etymology. As I close the novel, I am worried. However, if we remain open-minded, tolerant and patient, we too can be intoxicated. En Tarde-Garde Art writing and writing art.

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Like, are the descriptions really of someONE looking, or could they be omniscient in some way, divorced from a point of view? Events are sometimes repeatedly described, like an audio-visual tape rewinded and replayed.

A… has gone to get the glasses, the soda water, and the cognac herself. But he seems to know exactly what he is doing here and a certain dry humor about these contortions is certainly part of it.


Little did I suspect that he’d soon follow us with his new bride. There is jalkusie creepy undertone, a sinister something or other somewhere between the lines. His vision cannot penetrate walls, so he could not say what happens when the door, or window, is closed. It certainly seems his most serious, removed from pulp-ization of earlier geillet gestures and later eroticism.

Or I don’t understand things. In fact, it’s almost free of action of any kind.

There are more books on Earth than I could ever hope to read in my lifetime. Faulkner’s Addie Bundren in As I Lay Dying, who, despite marriage and an extramarital affair, abides “refraining” and “recessional” beyond the reach of both husband and lover, and of words themselves. The jaoousie story is written with an emotionless attention to detail bordering on obsessive.

La jalousie / Alain Robbe-Grillet

It just sees and hears, then records the informations that come its way. What would the servants think?

Jealousy by Alain Robbe-Grillet. Time is an elegant wash with events woven into the flow, only anchored by the repetition of revisited moments, the clink of a glass on the veranda, a centipede squashed on a wall, a servant not responding to a call was this staged or did he not hear?

Even the “tangled skein” of insects buzzing around the griolet reveals itself, when observed at length by the husband, to be “describing more or less flattened ellipses in horizontal planes or at slight angles. Can the reader reassemble what the author has dis as sembled? The following pages re-examine the reception [End Page 13] of Robbe-Grillet’s work from such a perspective, identifying the forms of readerly responsibility that the novel stages and elicits, as well as evaluating the very possibility of meeting the text’s ethical and interpretive demands in such a way.


The novel is saturated with a sense of geometry. This passage sort of suggests no, suggests that in fact a particular person is doing this looking: Jealousy seems like it’s Robbe-Grillet’s most universally jxlousie work. The silent narrator, who never names himself and whose presence is merely inferred, e. A generous read lengthy Euclidean perspective on architectural design and interior decoration in the beginning might daunt a doubting Thomas, but wade through it to collect in the Minowski hyperbolic spacetime that follows.

Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Or does his jealousy colour even her most innocuous of actions?

Friend squashes a centipede. There are also a lot of extraneous details about banana trees that were ridiculed in the French press upon the book’s first publication. If the themes sometimes blur, they only occur somewhat later, all the more clearly, virtually identical. Readers of Robbe-Grillet’s previous works will not be surprised at the latter, but the former might come as something of alaib shock.

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The cinematic feel throughout is impossible to ignore. The same word punctuates Jealousy like the regular chime of a clock: Readers have to tease out the meaning, and even then we don’t know whether we’re right. Namely because the title of the novel is Jealousy.

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