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.

Author: Akizuru Takazahn
Country: Saint Kitts and Nevis
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Automotive
Published (Last): 18 January 2017
Pages: 197
PDF File Size: 1.11 Mb
ePub File Size: 3.58 Mb
ISBN: 920-3-17897-142-2
Downloads: 7346
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Faetaxe

Those obsessive lists, for example: The Man Who Lies To ask other readers questions about The Erasersplease sign up.

Timelines and plots are fractured and the resulting novel resembles the literary equivalent of a cubist painting. Yet his work is ultimately characterised by its ability to mean many things to many different people[2]. WallasDaniel Dupont. Part thrilling, part annoying, the book explores a murder that view spoiler [ was never committed! Two men described in some detail are both fat and flabby and move in a stiff and mechanical way: This book played like a movie in my head while I was reading it.

On the run from pursuing soldiers, a man hides in a small European town. Characters are colourful, at times comical and often pathetic, like the detective Wallas who is cursed with poor phrenological features which he suspects are linked to his constant failings, while he roams the streets almost at a loss as to how to investigate.

The Erasers () – IMDb

But at every ggrillet Wallas encounters ugliness, griillet in an automat where there is a sign reading: Not so much in terms of theme or plot although both involve detectivesbut style.

Wallas has an uncanny resemblance to the main suspect in this case, and is constantly being mistaken for that other, shadowy individual. A last eddy, quickly dying away, makes the mass tremble for a second. Prize for foreign literature: I would have loved this novel when I was 18, what with its classical Sophocles and modern Kafka, Beckett, Joyce, and Borges touchstones and its allusions to philosophical and theoretical paradigms. The cold Northern European industrial city we encounter in The Erasers is ugly and creepy, lacking any trace of charm or warmth.

  DTMF 8870 PDF

Trans-Europ-Express looks robbee tho.

Yet his work is ultimately characterized by gommmes ability to mean many things to many different people. Importantly, the “actual murder,” if such a thing exists, is absent from the text. If you’ve ever seen the movie Hot Fuzzthen you can pretty much skip this one. People and objects have their twins and their alternates, as do events which are constantly repeating themselves. Smith and Anthony N. Aug 14, Alika Yarnell rated it it was amazing Shelves: Because I have the strong impression both Robbe-Grillet and Sartre a great influence on the author saw flab and fat as repulsive and ugly, a counter to the possibility of freedom and spontaneity griloet fluidity we can experience in our human embodiment.

In unravelin So torn. But you can tell he’s either brilliant or mad or both. Special award of the President: That staircase will come back in the book again and again, in different contexts, often mutually contradictory. His early work was praised by eminent critics such as Roland Barthes and Maurice Blanchot.

Alain Robbe-Grillet

Wallas, the newbie detective, is often lost. I don’t know, but I do enjoy his writings and it brings me back to a time when you can get experimental fiction published by a big publishing house at your local bookstore.

But while Modiano’s references all point outwards to the real world—streets you can find on a map, people who actually existed, his own family history—Robbe-Grillet’s all turn inwards and lose themselves in the pages of his book.

Return to Book Page. Rather than focusing on its plot, which is muddled, the book functions a bit like Kubrick’s classic “Dr. He was the most prominent of France’s “new novelists,” a group that emerged in the mids and whose experimental works tossed aside traditional literary conventions like plot and character development, narrative and chronology, chapters and punctuation.


The Erasers, his first novel, reads like a detective story but is primarily concerned with weaving and then probing a complete mixture of fact and fantasy. It was almost a decade before the appearance of his next feature film, La belle captive The Beautiful Captivebut Alain Robbe-Grillet was fortunate enough to enlist the services of Henri Alekan as cinematographer, the visionary master of cinematography for the films of Jean Cocteau.

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 3. No doubt in such a reading experience it is apt to become quite hard to create a tangible plot to talk about, but rather some wanderings in time and narrator shifts.

Alain Robbe-Grillet – Wikipedia

Full Cast and Crew. Maurizio Cucchiter. That fluid sense of identity. Has there in fact even been a murder? The Erasers by Alain Robbe-Grillet. May 09, Katharine rated it really liked it. Milo De Angelister.

The Aquaman star shares why this vengeful villain is a fan favorite. Throughout the novel, the absent narrator continually replays his observations and suspicions that is, created scenarios about A I liked the feeling of my mind trying, and failing, to wrap gtillet fully around an intricately constructed puzzle.

Related Posts