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Trivia About La Maison de rend A highly non-linear deconstruction of pulp fiction and orientalist tropes, and an assault on narrative coherence itself. This concept multifariously plays into this mystery novel. To ask other readers questions about La Maison de rendez-vousplease sign up. Robbe-Grillet has written many versions of this kind constant reconfiguration of pulp tropes over the years, but probably never so completely as here. I’ve read the English translation transcribed from the French.

Nomeadamente as ruas de Hong Kong, a cultura japonesa e personagens inebriadas de prazer.

La Maison de rendez-vous

In the years Robbe-Grillet participated in service du travail obligatoire in Nuremberg where he worked as a machinist. Or perhaps it’s more like Italo Calvino’s “The Burning of the Abominable House”, wherein an insurance agent attempts to reconstruct all the possibilities for four people and a list of unseemly acts — except in R-G’s story, all these possibilities exist in dizzying multiverse simultaneity. I really get into the shifting descriptions of place, and the way that nothing remains certain.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Mauricio Torres rated it it was ok Feb 24, This story of drug-running, mysterious bordellos, and murder isn’t just sequentially reframed to modify reader understanding, but constantly broken apart down to a few archetypal characters and events that can be infinitely rearranged and reinterpreted until ever possibility has been exhausted.

Jul 16, Rodrigo Alfonso rated it it was amazing Shelves: La Maison de rendez-vous was published a year after In C premiere, and while this is a random fact I needed to start the review, the book has a strikingly similar usage of repetitions and slow changes common in minimalist music.

Any one scene connects seamlessly, in the highly refined R-G manner rationally to those that precede and follow, but alani completely be at odds with nearly anything else we’re told outside of that window.

Open Preview See dobbe Problem? Around the time of his second novel he became a literary advisor for Les Editions de Minuit and occupied this position from until Este es el tipo de novela que es una experiencia en Fascinante.

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Sep 18, Jury Razumau rated it really liked it. 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 ctas he had laa time to go to the theatre and the opera.

Timelines and plots are fractured and the resulting novel resembles the literary equivalent of a cubist painting. He makes nothing explicit and demands your full attention and brainpower as a reader.


La casa de citas

Mateusz rated it it was amazing Apr 23, John Ervin rated it it was amazing Nov 05, Ironically, this grilleg resembles the experience of psychoanalysis in which the deeper unconscious meanings are contained in the flow and disruptions of free associations. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Want to Read saving…. Here we seem the same scenes over and over, but xlain different vantage points, or with different causes, or with different outcomes, and often in completely different contexts, until we’re uncertain what has actually happened, who it’s happened t I’m pretty in awe of Robbe-Grillet.

La Maison de rendez-vous by Alain Robbe-Grillet

Yet his work is ultimately characterised by its ability to mean many things to many different people[2]. Return to Book Page. Juan Al rated it it was amazing May 30, It’s pretty incredible how he lets scenes bleed into each other and how carefully he weaves his repetitions together. I liken this unto the Russian Matryoshka doll also known as the “Matryoshka principle”.

Robbe-Grillet obviously doesn’t go for Toscanini-like brightness of moments and is much more devoted to Adorno-praised interest in the structure of a piece.