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Alain Robbe-Grillet is best known as the pioneering spokeman of the nouveau roman, a greatly influential movement in post-war French fiction. This collection includes all his most important novels:
Cleverly deconstructing the detective genre, The Erasers, Alain Robbe-Grillet’s first published novel, shifts between various characters and time frames, while maintaining the suspense of a conventional thriller.
In his most famous and perhaps most typical work, Robbe-Grillet explores his principle preoccupation: the meaning of reality.
In the Labyrinth showcases an inventive, hypnotic style which creates an uncanny atmosphere of déjà vu, yet undermines the reader’s expectations at every turn.
The director Alain Resnais was already famous for films such as Hiroshima, Mon Amour when he asked Alain Robbe-Grillet – the author of several seminal novels, including Jealousy and The Voyeur, and the leader of the Nouveau Roman school – to write a script for him. The result was Last Year at Marienbad, a film that, as well as winning the Golden Lion at the 1961 Venice Film Festival, has enthralled the critics, fascinated the public and become one of the greatest cult classics of modern cinema.
Written in 1949 but only published in 1979, Robbe-Grillet’s first novel is a disquieting and satirical avant-garde political thriller which bridges the gap between traditional novel and the Nouveau Roman genre he would later espouse and make famous.
This brilliantly executed novel, which showcases all the techniques that have secured Robbe-Grillet’s place in the canon of Western literature, leaves behind a disturbing sense of unrest.
Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922–2008) is best known as the pioneering spokesman of the nouveau roman, a greatly influential movement in post-war French fiction, and as the author of Jealousy and The Voyeur.