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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I don’t see how anyone could get any enjoyment out of a book like this.

But no sooner is it outlined than we are told that it “has always been there,” and that A This juxtaposition of two dimensional space the trajectory of inanimate objects within four-dimensional actualisation highlights a peculiar type of reverse perspective: Yes, I think I will reread this. We are given a nameless narrator, his wife A Or I don’t understand things.

Sep 29, Lynne King rated it it was ok Shelves: 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. August Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Their small size, their relative distance, their speed-all the greater the closer they fly to the source of light-keep the shape of their bodies and wings from being recognized.

Jealousy by Alain Robbe-Grillet

Are we sure that the guy we think is her husband is also our eye? This makes all the action and description unreliable, giving the book its detective novel reputation: They’re more likely to appeal to fans of post-modernism. As you can tell from the opening quote our narrator is aware of structure like an engineer or an architect would describe a man-made structure.


A stoic, silent presence, the narrator offers a rolling shutter view of the surroundings: It just sees and hears, then records the informations that come its way. His objectivity is depriving him from even seeing her as a sexually desirable creature.

Perhaps Tobbe-grillet experiments with temporality and objectivity are better-suited to the visual possibilities of filmmaking — someday I’ll give his own directorial efforts a chance.

I really lx like it and I felt like I should DNF it a lot of times, but I finished it anyway, because it was short.

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.

Looking at this book now, Robbe-Grillet is supposedly “one ualousie the leading exponents of the nouveau roman”. The other main character in this drama is a neighboring plantation owner named Franck. Apr 15, knig rated it it was amazing ,a Recommended to Nate D by: Then it could be something very close to this, by Alain Robbe-Grillet.

He plays with repetition. And this book was just like this! I also hoped that we could put your youthful affair with Franck behind us.

LA Jalousie : Alain Robbe-Grillet :

On the veranda in front of the office windows, Franck is sitting in his customary place, in one of the chairs of jalouwie manufacture.

Riding only descriptions of images and sound, the reader attempts to reconstruct the nature of how the unnamed narrator observes, how all this exterior fits and what is happening under the surface.


The more I contemplate the possibilities at every turn in this little new novel, the more admiration I have for its author. It certainly seems his most serious, removed from pulp-ization robbe-grillft earlier noir gestures and later eroticism.

LA Jalousie

You are commenting using your WordPress. Jealousy is a hundred forty-page set piece, in which nothing happens and to which there is no resolution. I won’t pretend to have a thorough understanding of the nouveau roman or of Robbe-Grillet’s place in the evolution of the modern literary novel, but I have a feeling that my emotional and aesthetic sensibilities just aren’t meant to be in step with the proponents and enthusiasts of the aforementioned movement and author.

And in a way, this is a true thing about the world I know, R-G and cie.

As the narrator inundates you with those tireless details, you begin to suspect that A. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

Franck complains about car troubles, swats dead an enormous caterpillar, the two discuss a book they are reading and make plans to nalousie to a port town several hours away for shopping.