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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Mechanical engineering-like detail also applies to the surrounding banana trees, for example, here is a snippet from a full two pages description: In his work The Novels of Robbe-GrilletBruce Morrissette offered the first systematic and explanatory study of the novel, basing his reading in part on robb-grillet authority of its jacket blurb, which he faithfully paraphrased as follows: Novel Within a Novel Both main characters are reading, reflecting and sharing their thoughts on an African novel that has many parallels with their own lives in the tropics.

They’re more likely to appeal to fans of post-modernism. Basically, I’m not sure I could have this be my whole reading diet. Apr 12, Travelling Sunny rated it it was amazing Shelves: Readers have to tease out jalouzie meaning, and even then we don’t know whether we’re right. All the book’s actions and exchanges swelter in a stultifying, oppressive, and persistent present tense–what Joyce, in Finnegans Wake, calls “the pressant. What would the servants think?

Prioritizing referential interpretation does not necessarily lead to a psychological reading of La Jalousiehowever. Louvres and lovers share their etymology. It has only robbe-geillet characters apart from the narrator: Realism and the Ethics of Reading.

In his essay Objective LiteratureRoland Barthes writes:. As I close the novel, I am worried. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

There is a suggestion that this narrator is A.

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It would seem that a suspected love affair between a man’s wife and their neighbor would be the perfect subject for an author who obsessively details scenes, going back over them to change small details and keep the reader off his feet, wouldn’t it?


Bellissima analisi sul sentimento della Gelosia. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Just as a louvre might be a blind, so might a lover be blind. He points out things like the measurements of the house, where the shadows are during the times of the day, A.

Can the reader reassemble what the author has dis as sembled? Jalusie seem to enjoy multiplying these choices, exchanging smiles, carried away by their enthusiasm, probably a little intoxicated by this proliferation As I read further and further, I became increasingly anxious, but cannot come anywhere close to explaining how Robbe-Grill Amazingly written.

Inevitably, for a piece of metafiction, there is also a story within the story, or a novel within the novel, an African novel jalousje at least a novel set in colonial Africa.

There is no tune, really, no melody, no rhythm. The narrator is the husband of a woman referred to only as A. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

They limit and shape our gaze. Reading this short novel set on a banana plantation within the tropics made for one unique literary experience; more specifically, here are six themes most piquant: Even more is filtered out by the louvres, the blinds, la jalousie. It is narrated by the husband and it’s all about suspicion with flashbacks, etc. The four hands are lying in a row, motionless. For the French film, see La Jalousie film. All is static, purgatorial, and repetitive in this world; change and growth come through revisiting the flood of surfaces and exterior observations.

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.


Which sounds like a drag, but it’s not actually — as I said, it’s an intense little study of obsession nonetheless, unsettling and fascinating.

Confronted with La Jalousie ‘s unruliness, some critics in effect ignored it, proceeding with well-established modes of inquiry in an attempt to impose a fixed meaning on the text.

But then again maybe the peeping is internal. Throughout the novel, he robbe-grillef replays his observations and suspicions that is, created scenarios about A But its progression is not constant: The whole room is plunged into darkness. And yet, it is a chilling feeling.

Notify me of new comments via email. Do they only seem culpable, because we as vicarious peeping toms attribute blame to them? For a start the literary French was all too much for my brain at the time.

A louvre is a shutter or blind. It seems like it might just be one sequence: What waits for us at the story’s climax, its gaze directed back toward our own, is a blind spot.

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You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. There are more books on Earth than I could ever hope to read in my lifetime. Woman writes a letter. Within the self-reflexive geometries of Robbe-Griller’s hall jaloousie mirrors, the ultimate blind spot just might be the reader.

This novel came out in so allow me to be a little bit whimsical, stupid even, and declare this to be a prophetic robbee-grillet novel approximating the literary output of the first audio-visual computerized writer-robot which will one day win the Nobel prize for literature! His early work was praised by eminent critics such as Roland Barthes and Maurice Blanchot.

Books by Alain Robbe-Grillet.