--French author, born 1922
--background in science as a technical writer
--noted for clinical descriptions
--cinematic, camera-eye view
--text Jealousy is a play on words for in French the word can be translated as blinds (as in venetian blinds) or as the
--figure eight figures in most of his work.
is it a double helix? two circles? what could it symbolize?
"The Secret Room"
--reverse chronological order
--series of scenes
--increase in detail and in specific word choices in each scene
--lacks any reference to any sense other than sight.
--portrays a stereotypical victimization of a woman in a morbid, erotic way
|by Gustave Moreau
Did elements in this painting influence Robbe-Grillet's descriptions in "The Secret