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by Alain Robbe-Grillet

Category: Thrillers and Suspense
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Author: Alain Robbe-Grillet
ISBN: 0802117368
ISBN13: 978-0802117366
Language: English
Publisher: Grove Pr; 1 edition (February 1, 2003)
Pages: 178
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Alain Robbe-Grillet uses the environment to reflect the story's inner turmoil as well as the psychological state of his characters, which I found intriguing. So Repetition is a mystery book, but experimental in style, with a few fantastic elements thrown in for good measure

Alain Robbe-Grillet uses the environment to reflect the story's inner turmoil as well as the psychological state of his characters, which I found intriguing. His descriptions are brilliant. Less so is the underlying depravity of the tale, which involves incest and child prostitution, among other things. So Repetition is a mystery book, but experimental in style, with a few fantastic elements thrown in for good measure. Not something you want to recommend to people.

Alain Robbe-Grillet (French: ; 18 August 1922 – 18 February 2008) was a French writer and filmmaker. He was one of the figures most associated with the Nouveau Roman (new novel) trend of the 1960s, along with Nathalie Sarraute, Michel Butor and Claude Simon. Alain Robbe-Grillet was elected a member of the Académie française on 25 March 2004, succeeding Maurice Rheims at seat No. 32. He was married to Catherine Robbe-Grillet (née Rstakian).

Alain Robbe-Grillet was a French writer and filmmaker. He was along with Nathalie Sarraute, Michel Butor and Claude Simon one of the figures most associated with the trend of the Nouveau Roman. Robbe-Grillet was elected a member of the Académie française on March 25, 2004, succeeding Maurice Rheims at seat He was married to Catherine Robbe-Grillet (née Rstakian). Alain Robbe-Grillet was born Alain Robbe-Grillet was a French writer and filmmaker.

Praise for Alain Robbe-Grillet: Robbe-Grillet’s theories constitute the most ambitious aesthetic program since . Translated from the French by Richard Howard.

Praise for Alain Robbe-Grillet: Robbe-Grillet’s theories constitute the most ambitious aesthetic program since Surrealism. I was inspired by Robbe-Grillet’s daring and rigorous example. His early novel. re not amusing costume jewelry but big, glittering diamonds. After all, that least trendy or persuadable of critics, Vladimir Nabokov, put Jealousy on his extremely short list of twentieth-century masterpieces. Edmund White, Los Angeles Times.

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Read Repetition, by Alain Robbe-Grillet online on Bookmate – We are in the bombed-out Berlin of 1949, after the Second World War, rendered with an atmosphere reminiscent of Orson Welles’ The Third M.

Read Repetition, by Alain Robbe-Grillet online on Bookmate – We are in the bombed-out Berlin of 1949, after the Second World War, rendered with an atmosphere reminiscent of Orson Welles’ The Third . We are in the bombed-out Berlin of 1949, after the Second World War, rendered with an atmosphere reminiscent of Orson Welles’ The Third Man.

Writer and filmmaker Alain Robbe-Grillet was born in Brest, France in 1922. Robbe-Grillet's first novel, The Erasers (1953) is considered to be one of the first books of the nouveau roman, or new novel, in which external reality is more important than character or plot. His other works included The Voyeur (1955), Jealousy (1957) and Djinn (1981). He worked in the film industry as a writer, actor and director.

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The French spokesperson for nouveau roman pens a creepy, atmospheric spy novel set in war-ravaged 1949 Berlin as Henri Robin, an agent for the French secret service, embarks on a mission whose real purpose he does not know.
Comments to eBook Repetition: A Novel
Onaxan
An atypical mystery tale, one where the narrator is as unreliable as the story itself. In post-World War II Germany, an intelligence agent is apparently given instructions to observe an assassination, and provide a report concerning the event. I say "apparently" because an intrusive second voice, via footnotes, indicates almost from the beginning that the agent is a liar at best, and at worst, the murderer himself.

Anyway, having successfully accomplished his "mission," the agent writes that he is summarily discharged from his duties, but finds himself dissatisfied; just who was the murdered man? Who killed him, and why?

He proceeds to investigate the matter on his own, which eventually leads to some unknown person or persons to either 1. frame the agent for the murder or 2. uncover the agent's actual guilt, which he is hiding from us. We don't find out the whole truth until nearly the end.

Uncertainty fills every page of this book, by the way. We never know what's really going on, or why, a circumstance that is only compounded by the various people who take over the tale, none of whom, apparently, can be trusted to tell the truth. Everyone has hidden motives, everyone talks in Orwellian-like doublespeak, and every circumstance seems to hide another, equally plausible development in the plot.

Alain Robbe-Grillet uses the environment to reflect the story's inner turmoil as well as the psychological state of his characters, which I found intriguing. His descriptions are brilliant. Less so is the underlying depravity of the tale, which involves incest and child prostitution, among other things.

But of especial note in this book are the scenes that frighten only because the reader isn't sure just what is going on, but whatever it is, it seems like just the tip of some inscrutable iceberg, with all the real horrible hideousness hidden just beneath the surface, such as at the beginning of the tale, when the agent encounters what he thinks of as a "double" of himself. Very creepy.

So Repetition is a mystery book, but experimental in style, with a few fantastic elements thrown in for good measure. I'm not rating it any higher for two reasons 1. I felt there should be more of it, like the tale was only half-told and 2. the underbelly of the story really is disgusting. Not something you want to recommend to people.
Zuser
I love the precision and inventiveness of Robbe-Grillet's prose. Definitely something to be experienced. Anyone interested in the history and theory of fiction cannot miss R-G. But a "protagonist" with multiple identities on an ambiguous mission in a shifting landscape, to this reader, is an item of interest, not "great 20th c. fiction" in the sense that Camus, Solzenitsyn, Orwell, Hemingway, and others are great. There's no great human story here, but it's great and essential reading for intellectuals and theorists of fiction.
Ron Gaskill
Quemal
A classic for the student of existentialism. Otherwise, probably not one's idea of an exciting read.
invasion
Loved this novel. Great writer.
Brannylv
If you want to read excellent books that contain mysteries but aren't police procedurals, this is a great author. I gave it four rather than five stars because I don't think this is his finest book, but it was excellent. There is a fine, subtle, mind at work and this is "literature", not just a razzle-dazzle mystery.
Whiteseeker
While the book’s premise is tantalizing, readers will have to underline details and note parallels and similarities, which, along with lengthy descriptions, can get tedious. Robin is so detached from his memories and himself that you tend to feel is a bit like a child with your nose pressed against a window, unable to enter the narrative or become emotionally involved. There are some ingenious twists given to the Oedipal story as well as some obvious ones, such as naming X’s wife Jo Kast (Jocasta). Robbe-Grillet’s characters are a bit too much like mannequins on the move or chess pieces the author’s hand is repositioning from page to page. (There may be a level of irony here in that Jo Kast’s home is also, ostensibly, a shop that sells dolls and mannequin’s.) “Repetitions” is essentially a closed system that fails to go beyond its covers and feels less like a literary experience than solving a multidimensional cross-word puzzle.
Golden Lama
This is a superb novel but one that is not for everyone with its hallucinatory prose, uncertain and shifting identities and themes of incest, forbidden love, s&m, Lolita... all taking places in the ruins of Germany in 1949

Everyone encountered is not quite what he or she seems but the main characters - our "hero" HR aka Henri Robin aka many other names - his seeming double (identity and role to be revealed later), his "handler", the older German officer that is a target of assassination and the mysterious mother and daughter of the American zone in Berlin whose past and relationships with the main characters above is also slowly revealed give this novel its power in addition to the superb prose.

Highly, highly recommended and another novel that needs to be read at least twice since early happenings change or deepen their sense after later revelations so the second reading will be quite different than the first
This is the kind of book that, after a writer's death, turns out to be a masterpiece which just happened to go unnoticed, and "How is it possible?", Sunday literay supplements will ask, and blah, blah, blah...

It's one of Robbe-Grillet's best three books (the others being "Jelousy" and "The Voyeur").

I'll make it short: just read the excerpts available here at Amazon.com. If you like it, there you go. If you don't: read it again.

(Oh, if you find it, buy the hardcover edition. In the paperback one they gave the "notes" the same font size as the actual text, calling to much attention to them, and weakening the effect - for, you have to know, at some point the "notes" start contradicting and incriminating the narrator, and claiming more and more space...)
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