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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Feb 10, K. Bukarski rated it liked it Mar 22, Instead, one slowly pieces together the story and the emotional experience of jealousy aain the repetition of descriptions, the attention to odd details, and the breaks in repetitions.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Or perhaps it’s more like Italo Calvino’s “The Burning of the Abominable House”, wherein an insurance agent attempts to reconstruct all the possibilities for four people grille a list of unseemly acts — except in R-G’s citzs, all these possibilities exist in dizzying multiverse simultaneity. Books by Alain Robbe-Grillet.

Fred Savard rated it really liked it Nov 29, Robbe-Grillet obviously doesn’t go for Toscanini-like brightness of moments and is much more devoted to Adorno-praised interest in the structure of a piece.

La Maison de rendez-vous

This story of drug-running, mysterious bordellos, and murder isn’t just sequentially reframed to modify reader understanding, but constantly broken apart down to a few archetypal characters and events that can be infinitely rearranged and reinterpreted until ever possibility has been exhausted. La Maison de rendez-vous by Alain Robbe-Grillet.

Open Preview See a Problem? Even though he’s used all of these same tricks in his previous books, somehow five novels in they still seem fresh and mind-boggling. Mateusz rated it it was amazing Apr 23, To ask other readers questions about La Maison de rendez-vousplease sign up. Best to read it in french though to get the full effect. Este es el tipo de novela que es una experiencia en Fascinante. Around the time of his second novel he became a literary advisor for Les Editions de Minuit and occupied this position from until Be the first to ask a question about La Maison de rendez-vous.


Here we seem the same scenes over and over, but from different vantage points, or with different causes, or with different outcomes, and often in completely different contexts, until we’re uncertain what has actually happened, who it’s happened t I’m pretty in awe of Robbe-Grillet. In this way, this could be look at the internal revision process of forming a plotline like its immediate predecessor In The Labyrinthor perhaps, given its further point along Robbe-Grillet’s move towards post-modern erotica, an attempt to to recreate the internal rehearsals of scenes generated only by desire, flickering in and out of existence in the mind like the Salvador Dali fantasy vision contained within The Dedalus Book of Surrealism.

Any one scene connects seamlessly, in the highly refined R-G manner rationally to those that precede and follow, but will completely be at odds with nearly anything else we’re told outside of that window. Refresh and try again.

Mauricio Torres rated it it was ok Feb 24, It’s pretty incredible how he lets scenes bleed into each other and how carefully he weaves his repetitions together. I bet that one moved some copies though. Alain Robbe-Grillet was a French writer and filmmaker.

Timelines and plots are fractured and the resulting novel resembles the literary equivalent of a cubist painting. Return to Book Page. Robbe-Grillet has written many versions of this kind constant reconfiguration of pulp tropes over the years, but probably never so completely as here.

La casa de citas

Cindy rated it it was ok May 01, Ewelina rated it it was amazing Oct 02, I’m pretty in awe of Robbe-Grillet. And if he’s used all these tricks before, he grilldt different ones each time. Sep 12, Zac rated it really liked it.


In America, the “Onion principle” would be more widely recognized herein, if the outer layer is peeled off an onion, a similar onion exists within. This concept multifariously plays into this mystery novel. Borja Vargas rated it really liked it Apr 19, A highly non-linear deconstruction of pulp fiction and orientalist tropes, and an assault on narrative coherence itself. Similarity to music probably looks lazy and standard, but Mr. He died in Caen after succumbing to heart problems Style His writing style has been described as “realist” or “phenomenological” in the Heideggerian sense or “a theory of pure surface.

He was trained as an agricultural engineer.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Here we seem the same scenes over and over, but from different vantage points, or with different causes, or with different outcomes, and often in completely different contexts, until we’re uncertain what has actually happened, who it’s happened to, why it’s happened, and what if anything was just part of the play.

Paperbackpages. I really get into the shifting descriptions of place, and the way that nothing remains certain. His early work was praised by eminent critics such as Roland Barthes and Maurice Blanchot. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Lists with This Book. In the years Robbe-Grillet participated in service du travail obligatoire in Nuremberg where he worked as a machinist.

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What I found fascinating about this, is that there aren’t any “chapter breaks” so you feel like there’s no end in sight, once you start, you cannot stop until you are done with the book completely.

John Ervin rated it it was amazing Nov 05,