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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The setting itself is incredibly well designed, and the nameless town becomes a familiar geography. A last eddy, quickly dying away, makes the mass tremble for a second.

His first novel The Erasers Les Gommes was published inafter which he dedicated himself full-time to his new occupation.

Alain Robbe-Grillet was a French writer and filmmaker. Aug 24, Schuyler rated it liked it.

Dec 14, Wayne rated it liked it. From time to time in griloet book, he will go into a shop to buy an eraser, but can never find the one he wants.

There is also a mention of anarchists. On the run from pursuing soldiers, a man hides in a small European town.

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Not surprisingly, Wallas eats too fast, resulting in an upset stomach. After fifty years, isn’t it time somebody did a better translation? Meh, gimme the Cornetto for Paddy Considin If you’ve ever seen the movie Gommse Fuzzthen you can pretty much skip this one.

The tone and ambiance of the work seems at the beginning to be very mechanical, regimented, as if a clock is ticking in the background. Oct 26, Tosh rated it really liked it.


Methodical, geometric, and often repetitive descriptions of objects replace though often reveal the gomes and interiority of the character. The Erasers by Alain Robbe-Grillet. 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.

Trans-Europ-Express looks yummy tho. Characters are colourful, at times comical and often pathetic, like the detective Wallas who is cursed with poor phrenological features which he suspects grilleg linked to his constant grilllet, while he roams the streets almost at a loss as to how to investigate.

Alain Robbe-Grillet dies at 85

Chances are, if you loved that movie, you would be better prepared to tackle this book. In unraveling the enigma that is ARG I have line up a couple of his films and perhaps I might even tackle one of his novellas no: Rather than focusing on its plot, which is muddled, the book functions a bit like Kubrick’s classic “Dr. Streets of the unnamed town are labyrinthine. Is it too much of a stretch to interpret the pistol Wallas shoots at the end of the novel as, in part, a reaction to overbearing ugliness?

Distances are so affected that they become virtually unrecognizable, without it being possible to say in just what way they are transformed: Keyser Soze, drunk, talking astrophysics in German.

Over time, it became a great literary success and was translated into English by Frillet Howard. I dropped it almost immediately and the arm fell back flabbily. His writing style has been described as “realist” or ” phenomenological ” in the Heideggerian grilet or “a theory of pure surface”.

The Erasers by Alain Robbe-Grillet

The Man Who Lies This is Robbe-Grillet’s first novel and it prefigures his later trademark narrative techniques and stylistic preoccupations, including the blurring of character roles, reinvention and reconfiguring of key scenes, and obsessive attention to the precise description of objects and the surroundings in which they are situated.


Oct 28, Laurence R. I’m pretty sure that this was the best way to read this book.

This novel ogmmes published in I felt like ideas were flying at me fast and furious. Care or not care. Share this Rating Title: Therefore, what is important is not to discover the truth at the end of the investigation, but the process itself. Also of great value is the volume In the Temple of Dreams: May 09, Katharine rated it really liked it.

Alain Robbe-Grillet

I would have named “Last Year at Marienbad” one of my favorite movies yrillet year. The narration contains little dialogue, and an ambiguous timeline of events. Views Read Edit View history. Lists with This Book. Yet it rather lingers in suspension of reality, interlacing narrators one into another, constantly deconstructing time frames and letting imagination be a mere active force during the whole reading The leading figure of the Nouveau Roman, Alain Robbe-Grillet displays a wide variety features of this novel literary genre through his distinguished novel.

The cold Northern European industrial city we encounter in The Erasers is ugly and creepy, lacking any trace of charm or warmth. WallasDaniel Dupont. And what has become of the body? Roberto Cazzolater. May 21, dead letter office rated it did not like it.

Irene Chiassec. Prize for foreign literature: From toRobbe-Grillet was a professor at New York Universitylecturing on his own novels.