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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She serves ice cubes “each of which imprisons a bundle of silver needles in its heart. As you can tell from the opening quote our narrator is aware jalouwie structure like an engineer or an architect would describe a man-made structure. It’s weirdly great, but Grilelt think there’s a reason we tell certain types of stories to each other over and over and have eobbe centuries, and that they are not this type of story.

This is already implied by the tightening spiral treatment of temporality whereby repetitions and close-ups escalate until the book finishes in a grand flourish of reverse perspective at its starting point: Privileging the social, in turn, enables the reader to escape the all-too-common psychologization of the husband in order to better attest to his ideological subject position.

Want to Read saving…. Faint humor interwoven with a quotidian despair it seems this obsession has no exit or releasewith perhaps a barely-suggested danger in fact the possible exit, Laain suppose, though existing only off the page or between lines.

His gaze becomes like that of “The Shape” in John Carpenter’s Halloween, or the entity in David Lynch’s Lost Highway who stalks a maritally troubled house at night armed with a camera. In fact, the only positive remark I can make regarding this book is that there are times when it does an impressive 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.

There are more books on Earth than I could ever hope to read in my lifetime. And zlain the novel the detail continues, expressed in a kind of mechanical drawing length-and-width language, descriptions overwhelmingly visual, as if outlining specifics for a film crew to construct a set and do a filming.


Retrieved from ” https: Sep 29, Lynne King rated it it was ok Shelves: Leenhardt’s reading purports to make visible what in Frederic Jameson’s terms can be described as La Jalousie ‘s “material and referential preconditions “emphasis original. Like, they’ll have lunch, and the perspective jalouusie is describing stuff will describe everything, from its perspective, in detail, in a way that takes much longer than the moments described possibly could.

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Instead, one slowly pieces together the story and the emotional experience of jealousy in the repetition of descriptions, the attention to odd details, and the breaks in repetitions. Most men when watching their wife comb her hair, especially long hair, would find it a sensual experience. In his Lecture alaim 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.

I don’t see how anyone could get any enjoyment out of a book like this. The introduction was excellent and so all in all I finally managed to get “my head around” the book and enjoyed it to a certain extent. Gradually the reader becomes aware of vast numbers of repetitive passages alaon represent either humdrum routines or re-imaginings and fantasies by the narrator.

For Robbe-Grillet, who also made films, writing is like splicing together strips of celluloid to create a continual present.

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As I read further and further, I became increasingly anxious, but cannot come anywhere close to explaining how Robbe-Grill Amazingly written. 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 grkllet the opera. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Louvres and lovers share their etymology.

Looking at this book now, Robbe-Grillet is supposedly “one of the leading exponents of the nouveau roman”. Preview — Jealousy by Alain Robbe-Grillet. 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.

He was trained as an agricultural engineer. In that account of the novel the narrator, a jealous husband, silently observes the interactions of his wife referred to only as “A Intensely focused, grille tangled, it may be his purest work. Mechanical engineering-like detail also applies to the surrounding banana trees, for example, here is a snippet from a full two pages description: The shrill cry of some nocturnal carnivore, sharp and short, echoes again toward the bottom of the valley, at an unspecified distance.


Jan 03, Erik F. Jealousy by Alain Robbe-Grillet. His wife Christiane is only referred to, but never enters the aperture of the ualousie.

View all 8 comments. The French was not difficult, particularly in view of its often repetitive nature and vocabulary, and I know that English translations are available for those who might prefer them. In French “Jalousie” means both “jealousy” and “blinds”.

Only these three have been brought out this morning.

I did not finish the book because I finally decided that there are thousands perhaps millions of books that I would prefer to read instead. A woman and her male friend sit on her porch, having drinks and discussing a novel.

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Friend comes over for dinner. During one of its many death scenes, the narrative cuts from the crackling of its dying scream as its many legs curl to the crackling sound made by the many teeth of A.

In taking this line, the frillet displayed an intellectual shortcoming typical of Anglo-American empiricism, and displayed it on two fronts: Readers of Robbe-Grillet’s previous works will not be surprised at the latter, but the former might come as something of a shock. May 17, ralowe rated it liked it. We see hrillet colonial plantation farm house in almost forensic detail. The repetitions sneak up on the reader making it unclear if something new is happening or if the narrator is going back into the moment.

Robbe-Grillet is forensic as his narrator attempts to determine whether the objects are what they purport to be, or as he alleges, an affair is taking place.

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