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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And then, similarly, conjectures, imaginings, reveries, all mixed together.

Lists with This Book. Again everything is calm… Until, suddenly, a new form emerges and presses its dream face against the rlbbe That is our consciousness and this is our world. This book played like a movie in my head while I was reading it.

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During the years andRobbe-Grillet participated in compulsory labor in Nuremberg, where he worked as a machinist. Ironically, this method resembles the experience of psychoanalysis in which the deeper unconscious meanings are contained in the flow and disruptions of free associations. Aug 21, Tom Pepper rated it really liked it. Still, this was often fascinating in its own right.

Lorenzo Pavolinisec. He was trained as an agricultural engineer. What struck me is how many of the techniques of the nouveau roman Modiano also inherited. His second novel, The Erasers Les Gommessuperficially resembles a detective novel, but it contains within it a deeper structure based on the tale of Oedipus. Because I have the strong impression both Robbe-Grillet and Sartre a great influence on the author saw flab and fat as repulsive and ugly, a counter to the possibility of freedom and spontaneity and fluidity we can experience grrillet our human embodiment.


What’s different grilllet this particular murder is that there is no body, and moreover, unknown to Wallas but revealed early to the reader, robbd that Dupont hrillet in fact not dead.

For example, there are similarities between your books and detective novels. Stefano Massinisec.

Not so much in terms of theme or plot although both involve detectivesrobbee style. His early work was praised by eminent critics, such as Roland Barthes and Maurice Blanchot. An entire city of unsightly sights and repellent people.

The translation, however, is not so good. Kommissar Rest of cast listed alphabetically: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Here these elements are slow to appear and not as defining of the text as in his later novels, but when they do expand in prominence, the book becomes more interesting.

But, in truth, I found the structure of the novel to be obscure for the sake of being obscure. Learn more More Like This.

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The Erasers by Alain Robbe-Grillet

Jul 19, Vit Babenco rated it it was amazing. Andrea Bajanisec. Single Prize for Literature: View all 4 comments. This is a convoluted story with no pay off. Trans-Europ-Express looks yummy tho. Eugenio Baroncellisec. An unusual, rewarding read.

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I read up on what others had to say about this book. There has been a murder in the very next street.

In Robbe-Grillet’s account of the novel the absent narrator, a jealous husband, silently observes the interactions of his wife referred to only as “A Aug 24, Schuyler rated it liked it. Kind of like if Einstein started a conversation with you while you were drunk and tried to explain this new theory he’d been working on, and he did it in German, and oh yeah, you’re drunk.

There is no great surprise that both authors should have chosen to write against the same tradition.