Les gommes (). 1h 40min | Drama | 19 May (France). A detective is Director: Alain Robbe-Grillet. Stars: Françoise Brion, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze. found it necessary to employ the Oedipus myth and the mysterious ‘gomme’ to Is it possible, in the light of Les Gommes, to reconcile Robbe-Grillet’s statement. genre (detective story cum “objectal” or chosiste descriptions. Gommes in reality established the archetype of the Robbegrille novel. In Les Gommes, as in the.

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The Erasers by Alain Robbe-Grillet

Alessandro Zaccuriter. Mi piaceva ascoltarlo, quando mi spiegava qualcosa. He was trained as an agricultural engineer. Modiano was still a child, of course, when this was written, but he would surely have grown up reading noir novels as a boy, and so have been interested in Robbe-Grillet’s repurposing of them when he began to gobbe of becoming a writer himself.

And where’s the mystery? Grlilethe wrote Pour Un Nouveau Roman, Toward a New Novel a highly touted critical essay laying the theoretical foundations of the “new novel.

Certain outlines are emphasized, others are blurred; here and there distances open out, unsuspected masses appear; the whole view is organized into a series of planes silhouetted against one another, so that the depth, suddenly illuminated, seems to lose its natural look—and perhaps its reality—as if this over-exactitude were possible only in a painting. Learn more More Like This.


No doubt in such a reading experience it is apt to become quite hard to create a tangible plot to talk about, but rather some wanderings in time and narrator shifts. The difference is that in the traditional detective novel there must be a solution, whereas in eobbe there is just the principle of investigation.

Alain Robbe-Grillet dies at 85

After fifty years, isn’t it time somebody did a better translation? Here are few more direct quotes on what Wallas sees in this city: Audible Download Audio Books. Inhe was a signatory to the Manifesto of the in support of the Algerian struggle for independence. His second novel, The Erasers Les Gommessuperficially resembles a detective novel, but it contains within it a deeper structure based on fobbe tale of Oedipus.

For him, creating fiction in the form of films was of equal importance. The premise of the book is simple and gripping enough, gommws its satirical overtones take over soon enough to keep the reader from being too emotionally invested, and thus disappointed when the mystery takes on new literary territories. Importantly, the “actual murder,” if such a thing exists, is absent from the text. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options.

Differing interpretations of the same events, some attributable to deliberate misinformation, seem the order of the day.

WallasDaniel Dupont. View all 6 comments. For my full review, please visit Casual Debris. An unusual, rewarding read.

Are we as readers so coarse and dull and deadened by the modern mechanized world that we rogbe the ugly as the norm? Care or not care.


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The language is crisp and descriptive, at times being merely a list of observations without interpretation. View all 28 comments. The end of the canal, he saw that himself, and the reflections of the houses in the still water… and the very low bridge that closed off the entrance… and the abandoned carcass of the old boat….

The setting itself is incredibly well designed, and the nameless town becomes a familiar geography. I liked the feeling of my mind trying, and failing, to wrap itself fully around an intricately constructed puzzle.

Alain Robbe-Grillet

Single Prize for Literature: Subsequently, more than a decade passed before Alain Robbe-Grillet got behind the lens again, this time filming a mystery thriller on a small Greek island with Fred Ward starring as the confused Frank in Un bruit qui rend fou.

Here’s an excerpt from Robbe-Grillet’s Paris Review interview which is a kind of good explanation of this book: His writing style has been described as “realist” or ” phenomenological ” in the Heideggerian sense or “a theory of pure surface”. Retrieved 23 April

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