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Ide au coeur du monde un creux au milieu des objets Mais comme toute ligne part de lui ou s'y termine ce creux finit par être lui même aussi concret aussi solide sinon plus L'autre point de résistance c'est la femme du narrateur A celle dont les yeux font se détourner le regard Elle constitue l'autre pôle de l'aimant La jalo. 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 I get detailed summaries of the dinner seating arrangements of the narrator s wife and a friend of the family Franck whose wife is absent for health reasons I get perfect descriptions of her movements and plenty of rational ideas explaining why she might be running late when she is out I see the shadows change as the sun moves across the tropical mansion and I register the sharp contrasts as we

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Le narrateur de ce récit un mari ui surveille sa femme est au centre de l'intrigue Il reste d'ailleurs en scène de la première phrase à la dernière ueluefois légèrement à l'écart d'un côté ou de l'autre mais toujours au premier plan Souvent même il s'y trouve seul Ce personnage n'a pas de nom pas de visage Il est un v. The world is neither meaningful nor absurd it uite simply is and that in any case is what is so remarkable about it Alain Robbe GrilletFor anyone interested in exploring the fiction of the Nouveu Roman New Novel Alain Robbe Grillet s 100 page novella Jealousy would make for a great start a prime example of the author s uniue style a style highlighting precise mathematical and freuently repetitive descriptions of objects rather than the novel s traditional emphasis on inner psychology or stream of consciousness Reading this short novel set on a banana plantation within the tropics made for one un

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Usie est une sorte de contrevent ui permet de regarder au dehors et pour certaines inclinaisons du dehors vers l'intérieur mais lorsue les lames sont closes on ne voit plus rien dans aucun sens La jalousie est une passion pour ui rien jamais ne s'efface chaue vision même la plus innocente y demeure inscrite une fois pour toutes. A key text of the nouveau roman an unnamed all seeing eye narrator navigates his way around an African banana plantation obsessively describing a potential affair between Franck and A in a state of continual present or pressent as Tom McCarthy uotes from Joyce in his introduction In French jalousie refers to a window making it harder in English to position the narrator as a jealous husband crucial for decoding the bookThe detailed geometrical descriptions of the house and its inhabitants form its emotional nucleus one can imagine the distraught husband poised outside taking notes and embellis


10 thoughts on “La Jalousie

  1. says:

    “The world is neither meaningful nor absurd it uite simply is and that in any case is what is so remarkable about it”― Alain Robbe GrilletFor anyone interested in exploring the fiction of the Nouveu Roman

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    What the hell did I just read? This is one of the most bizarre tense paralyzing novellas I’ve ever experienced Lying in wait within these scant few pages are the noxious suffocation and claustrophobia inherent in jealousy manifested in an e

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    The shadow of the column though it is already very long would have to be nearly a yard longer to reach the little round spot

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    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 I get detai

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    JalousieThe word jalousie the French title of this novel has two meanings one being jealousy which was given to the English title; the other being shutters or louvres a blind with adjustable horizontal slats for ad

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    A woman and her male friend sit on her porch having drinks and discussing a novel Her suspicious husband ? watches them through a nearby window's Venetian blinds get it? Jalousie jealousy and a window with slatted blinds Let's hear it for French puns Husband ? fantasizes about the friend's death Construction workers repair a decaying bridge on the edge of the property Woman writes a letter Friend comes over for dinner Friend suashes a cen

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    A key text of the nouveau roman an unnamed ‘all seeing eye’ narrator navigates his way around an African banana plantation obsessively describing a potential affair between Franck and A in a state of continual present or ‘pressent’ as Tom McCarthy uotes from Joyce in his introduction In French ‘jalou

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    UPDATE 0420 Reading this for the second time I found it much better thus I've bettered it's score Will certainly now read of himFIRST THOUGHTS 0619 below Still don't really know what to make of this It's no doubt cleverly done and highly original and it reminded me slightly of Georges Perec with its endless desc

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    I was overwhelmed by this novel the tense repetitions disorienting looping plot descriptions suffused with seething emotion but anything I could say has already been captured by Tom McCarthy's brilliant introduction So I'm pasting that below THE OBITUARIES Alain Robbe Grillet received in the British press depicted him as a significant but ultimately eccentric novelist whose work forswore any attempt to he believable or to engage

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    Simply astonishing I’ve never read anything remotely similar To a very small extent a film like The Sixth Sense may carry a kernel of parallel in terms of narrative perspective but this would only be in an implied helicopter view pointA plot of sorts is cobbled together of a few sparse events A the mistress of a banana plantation