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Jun 06, Aaron rated it alzin liked it. Finney rated it liked it Sep 21, Here we seem the same scenes over and over, but from different vantage points, or with different causes, or with different outcomes, and often in completely different contexts, until we’re uncertain what has alaih happened, who it’s happened t I’m pretty in awe of Robbe-Grillet. La Maison de rendez-vous by Alain Robbe-Grillet. Lists with This Book. Any one scene connects seamlessly, in the highly refined R-G manner rationally to those that precede and follow, but will completely be at odds with nearly anything else we’re told outside of that window.
Juan Opril rated it it was amazing May 30, Instead, one slowly pieces together the story and the emotional experience of jealousy in the repetition of descriptions, the attention to odd details, and the breaks in repetitions.
Any A vast multiplication of narrative possibilities.
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Sep 18, Jury Razumau rated it really liked it. I appreciate the shifting descriptions of place, and the way that nothing remains certain. What I found fascinating about this, is that there aren’t any “chapter breaks” so you feel like there’s no end in sight, once you start, you cannot stop until you are done with the book completely. Even though he’s used all of these same tricks in his previous books, somehow five novels in they still seem fresh and mind-boggling.
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La Maison de rendez-vous by Alain Robbe-Grillet
I’m pretty in awe of Robbe-Grillet. Ironically, this method resembles the experience of psychoanalysis in which the deeper unconscious meanings are contained in the flow and disruptions of free associations.
And yep, that sleazoid 60s Grove Black Cat cover is actually the one I’ve got, although in the typical R-G fashion of infinite build-up without true climax, everything here is pretty much suggestion and context, blanks to be filled-in, avoiding anything so literal and obvious as the cover-girl-in-chains there.
No trivia or quizzes yet. I’ve read the English translation transcribed from the French. It’s pretty incredible how he lets scenes bleed into each ditas and how carefully he weaves his repetitions together. Mauricio Torres rated it it was ok Feb 24, An early 60s mystery novelette taking place in and around Hong Kong.
La Maison de rendez-vous
Best to read it in french though to get the full effect. He makes nothing explicit and demands your full attention and brainpower as a reader.
Robbe-Grillet has written many versions of this kind constant reconfiguration of pulp tropes over the years, but probably never so completely as here. This concept multifariously plays into this mystery novel. And if he’s used all these tricks before, he emphasizes different ones each time. Be the first to ask a question about La Maison de rendez-vous. Confusing, repetitive, shallow, humorless except in conception and execution, fleeting, vertiginous, like recalling a reoccurring nightmare you haven’t had yet.
Similarity to music probably looks lazy and standard, but Mr. In this way, this could be look at the internal revision process of forming a plotline like its immediate predecessor In The Labyrinthor perhaps, given its further point along Robbe-Grillet’s move towards post-modern erotica, an attempt to to recreate the internal rehearsals of scenes generated only by desire, flickering in and out of existence in the mind like the Salvador Dali fantasy vision contained within The Dedalus Book of Surrealism.
La casa de citas
Open Preview See a Problem? Fred Savard rated it really liked it Nov 29, In the years Robbe-Grillet participated in service du travail obligatoire in Nuremberg where he worked as a machinist. Timelines and plots are fractured and the resulting novel resembles the literary equivalent of a cubist painting. A highly non-linear deconstruction of pulp fiction and orientalist tropes, and an assault on narrative coherence itself.
The initial few months were seen by Robbe-Grillet as something of a holiday, since in between the very rudimentary training he was given to operate the machinery he had free time to go to grillet theatre and the opera.
Oct alian, David Leo rated it really liked it.
The storyline pours to several different directions making a reader think what is real and what is only a reflection of real – an attempt that will not be successful anyways. Creolecat rated it liked it Aug 16, His first novel The Erasers Les Gommes was published inafter which he dedicated himself full-time to his new occupation.
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