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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Things are a tad different these days The New York Times. The image I had while reading it was that of analysing an intricately detailed baroque sculpture.

Twenty-four hours in pages: Alessandro Zaccuriter. Retrieved 23 April Gialuigi Beccaria e Marco Paolini Robbe-Grillet repeatedly referred to this book in interviews as not belonging to his literary work, e. Inhe was a signatory to the Manifesto of the in support of the Algerian struggle for independence. Even in a story of detection and murder, of griolet, his prose is highly subjective and filled with ambiguous repetition of detail.

Still, this was often fascinating grrillet its own right.

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Detective novels are consumer products, gomes by millions, and are made in the following way: If you’re interested in experimental literary works and literary theory itself along with sample works, I guess this novel would have a lot to offer you with its unique and perfectly organized shifting content to see how reality itself might be a total illusion and how time, space and narrators might be misleading and unreliable.


After the ninth murder, the investigation is turned over to a police agent, who may in fact be the assassin. This unattractiveness also extends to the people inhabiting the city.

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 in our human embodiment.

I liked the feeling of my mind trying, and failing, to wrap itself fully around gommess intricately constructed puzzle. But I’m not 18, and, while I can appreciate what Robbe-Grillet is after with this tale of detection, I can’t fully enjoy it.

His early work was praised by eminent critics such as Roland Barthes and Maurice Blanchot. Are we as readers so coarse and dull and deadened by the modern mechanized griloet that we accept the ugly as the norm? Wallas, the newbie detective, is often lost. A strip of grey carpet, with garnet stripes along the edges, covers the stairs and extends through the hall to the entrance door.

Alain Robbe-Grillet

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. View all 6 comments. Award for best motivation: Robbe-Grillet’s career as a creator of fiction was not restricted to the writing of novels. Again everything is calm… Until, suddenly, a new form emerges and presses its dream face against the glass… That is our consciousness and this is our robbee.


Emanuele Tononter. The Blue Villa As I came to the end of the book I laughed at loud gommrs I realized what was unfolding. For him, roobbe fiction in the form of films was of equal importance. The book is referred to as a “roman” novel and is illustrated with 77 paintings by Magritte interspersed with discourse written by Robbe-Grillet.

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Is that a deliberate choice? Meh, gimme the Cornetto for Paddy Considine alone. Timelines and plots are fractured, and the resulting novel resembles the literary equivalent of a cubist painting. An entire city of unsightly sights and repellent people. Personally, in the beginning of my reading this book all these confusing facets of the narrative have created kind of difficulties for me in getting inside the book but keeping me all out, however moving halfway through the book, I started to find it more intriguing, genius, and pretty enjoyable in tandem with time-space and narrator shifts as if it was me who shifted all time from here to there, from then to now, from this to that.