Reading Robbe-Grillet by Fred Skolnik

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About the Author:


Fred Skolnik is the editor in chief of the 22-volume second edition of the Encyclopaedia Judaica, winner of the 2007 Dartmouth Medal. He is also the author of the novel The Other Shore (Aqueous Books, 2011) and his stories and essays have appeared in over 100 journals, including in TriQuarterly, The MacGuffin, Minnetonka Review, Los Angeles Review, Prism Review, Gargoyle, Literary House Review, Words & Images, Third Coast, Polluto, Underground Voices, and Sein und Werden. A second novel of his, called Death, will be published by Spuyten Duyvil in 2015.

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3 responses to “Reading Robbe-Grillet by Fred Skolnik

  • Bill Ectric

    I enjoyed this essay on Robbe-Grillet very much. I definitely want to read more of Fred Skolnik’s work.

  • For a New Novel: Reading Robbe-Grillet by Fred Skolnik | Bill Ectric's Place

    […] Alain Robbe-Grillet came to the attention of fiction readers in the 1950s with a series of extraordinary novels whose declared aim was to take the modern break with the traditional narrative a step further and help create a “new realism.” The line of development with which he associated himself included Flaubert, Dostoevsky, Proust, Kafka, Joyce, Faulkner, Beckett. Other representatives of the New French Novel included Marguerite Duras and Nathalie Sarraute (Tropismes, Portrait d’un inconnu). Robbe-Grillet’s own novels appeared in regular succession during the Fifties: Les Gommes (The Erasers) in 1953, Le Voyeur in 1955, La Jalousie in 1957 and Dans le labyrinthe in 1959; then the screenplay for L’année dernière à Marienbad in 1961 and the theoretical essays of Pour une nouveau roman in 1963. The novels made a very strong impression on me – they were unique and certainly intriguing . . . A novel, he wrote, should no longer be a contrivance setting out “to illustrate a truth known in advance” but something that invents itself and in the process finds its own meaning. Download the entire article for free […]

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