By Alain Robbe-Grillet, Richard Howard, Roland Barthes, Bruce Morisette, Anne Minor
This quantity, which deals incisive essays on Robbe-Grillet by way of Professor Bruce Morrissette of the college of Chicago and by means of French critics Roland Barthes and Anne Minor, additionally incorporates a valuable bibliography of writings by way of and in regards to the author.
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3) Mark of centipede on wall. Pantry. Storage room or other (not described). Now the shadow of the column—the column which supports the southwest corner of the roof—divides the corresponding corner of the veranda into two equal parts. This veranda is a wide, covered gallery surrounding the house on three sides. Since its width is the same for the central portion as for the sides, the line of shadow cast by the column extends precisely to the corner of the house; but it stops there, for only the veranda flagstones are reached by the sun, which is still too high in the sky.
Originally published in 1957 by Les Editions de Minuit, Paris, France as La Jalousie. In the Labyrinth copyright © 1960 by Grove Press, Inc. Originally published in 1959 by Les Editions de Minuit, Paris. France, as Dans le labyrinthe. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in a review.
Robbe-Grillet's silence about the “romantic” heart of the matter is neither allusive nor ritual, but limiting: forcibly determining the boundaries of a thing, not searching for what lies beyond them. A slice of tomato in an automat sandwich, described according to this method, constitutes an object without heredity, without associations, and without references, an object rigorously confined to the order of its components, and refusing with all the stubbornness of its thereness to involve the reader in an elsewhere, whether functional or substantial.