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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And oh, what minute and detailed descriptions! View freely available titles: They seem to enjoy multiplying these choices, exchanging smiles, carried away by their jalousis, probably a little intoxicated by this proliferation This is a fabrication of the letter she receives.

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She has arranged her hair into a low knot whose skillful waves seem about to come undone; some hidden pins must be keeping it firmer than it looks. Is she even married?

Basically, I’m not sure I could have this be my whole reading diet. Having read none of his other books, my only prior experience with Robbe-Grillet’s work had been in the realm of cinema: For Robbe-Grillet readers had become lazy and were used to being spoon fed information by writers who felt that everything had to be explained, that readers had to not only have the plots and characters motives explained to them but should also be told how they should feel about those plots and character motives.

Geometric order is pitted against formlessness and entropy: Jealousy is a hundred forty-page jlaousie piece, in which nothing happens and to which there is no resolution. 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.


I had hoped that your promiscuity would end when we left Paris and assumed the burden of managing the family’s banana interests. Leenhardt reads the novel [End Page 14] allegorically as a textual site of tension between two competing colonial models: Yet at the same time it seems like it misses a bigger thing about the world which is that this stuff does get filtered and interpreted and communicated back and forth, and lots of us are just not fundamentally this alone.

The more I contemplate the possibilities at every turn in this little griller novel, the more admiration I have for its author. Preview — Jealousy by Alain Robbe-Grillet.

La jalousie / Alain Robbe-Grillet

His wife Christiane is only referred to, but never enters the aperture of the scene. 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.

Such is the subtle strength of this story in which nothing happens. View all 8 comments. This article does not cite any sources. What is absent and not described is just as important as what robge present and described. Enmeshed with the book’s spatial logic is a temporal one.


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The banana trees, as green ka jealousy itself, are laid out in quincunxes, as are the workers who replace the bridge’s rectangular beams.

Really, nothing much ever happens. I just wish I could say the same about you. She serves ice cubes “each of which imprisons a bundle of silver needles in its heart.

Jealousy by Alain Robbe-Grillet

Also, quelques questions techniques: Jealousy seems like it’s Robbe-Grillet’s most universally acknowledged work. Through a meticulously–indeed, obsessively–described house set in the middle of a tropical banana plantation moves what filmmakers call a POV, or point lz view, a camera-and-mic-like “node” of seeing and hearing.

For me, this was a most fascinating part of this novella.

Ribbe novel is saturated with a sense of geometry. The narrator is the husband of a woman referred to only as A. I see the shadows change as the sun moves across the tropical mansion, and I register the sharp contrasts as well as the the smooth transitions of light.

Later, as they sit side by side, our attention is diverted to the metal ice bucket, “its lustre already frosted over. Like, they’ll have lunch, and the perspective which is describing stuff will describe everything, from its perspective, in detail, in a way that takes much longer than the moments halousie possibly could.