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Alain Robbe-Grillet

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Alain Robbe-Grillet

--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 word jealousy.

--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

"The Apparition"
apparition_moreau.jpg
by Gustave Moreau

Did elements in this painting influence Robbe-Grillet's descriptions in "The Secret Room"?

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