Robbe-Grillet, Alain( French novelist, essayist)
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Robbe-Grillet, Alain (Robbe-Grillet, Alain) (p. 1922), French novelist, essayist and filmmaker. Born August 18, 1922 in Brest. In 1945 he graduated from the National Agricultural College. His first novel, "Pencil" (Les Gommes, 1953), where the story of Oedipus is complicated by the atmosphere of mystery, is the key to all his work. His work was recognized with the appearance of "Peeper" (Le Voyeur, 1955), which is described similar to hypnosis mania pervert, and "Jealousy" (La Jalousi, 1957), often called his most successful novel. There is almost no action. The book provides detailed descriptions of inanimate objects (the so-called 'shozizm'), the characters are so insignificant, as indicated by the initials. The narrator - is nowhere mentioned by the observer, a chronicler who narrates in a detached tone, but in reality with passion perceive objects and events related to the novel his wife with another man. The passage of time in this story is interrupted by endless repetitions of the same episodes.
In early 1960 Robbe-Grillet turned to the cinema, writing the screenplay Alain Rene "Last summer at Marienbad" (L'Anne dernire Marienbad), and then took off on his own script now "Immortal" (L'Immortelle, 1963). Leading position Robbe-Grillet among the 'new novelists' partly due to his activity as a theoretician, having a clear concept. Several articles, . in the book "In the new novel" (Pour un Nouveau Roman, . 1963), . He called for an end to the traditional novel, . as clear-cut plot and a holistic character ( 'outdated concept') no longer express the human condition in the modern world,
. Robbe-Grillet argued the need to 'clean up the literature on hypertrophy of anthropomorphism', ie. describe the nature and things as they really are, objectively.