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Notes Twenty four hours in 256 pages 56 pages per hour Over description for purposes of derealisation or defamiliarization a techni Nine murders in nine days one by one every evening at seven thirty Sounds like a typical plot for a lurid pulpy thriller instead what you get is a mindbender of postmodern writing that turns conventional tropes of detective fiction upside down becomes at times too smart for postmodern writing that turns conventional tropes of detective fiction upside down becomes at times too smart for own goodPart thrilling part annoying the book explores a murder that view spoiler was never committed hide spoiler The only time I was ever smart was eading this book in grad school I cracked it and the est of my class thought I was nuts Then good ol Dicky Dillard said Even Harold Bloom didn t get it at first I ve since gone back to being dumb THE ERASING OF VALUEI finished this book in March of 1972 during the beginning of the final spring thaw I still emember walking through the puddled misty grey streets of our sleepy Ontario university town musing deeplyFor its streets like the U2 song says now seemed to be nameless and endless for that was part and parcel of the greyly monotonous magic spell that Alain Robbe Grillet had by then woven into the fabric of my mindA pathetic fallacy indeed on the part of my dozing imaginationIt was after Beckett my first encounter with postmodernism And I enjoyed it for as one one year now The Art of Slow Writing: Reflections on Time, Craft, and Creativity remained till graduation I needed every escape I could find from my heavy course loadBut Les Gommes The erasers Alain Robbe GrilletAlain Robbe Grillet is internationally hailed as the chief spokesman for the noveauoman and one of the great novelists of the 20th century The Erasers his first novel eads like a detective story but is primarily concerned with weaving and then probing a complete mixture of fact and fantasy The Narrative Spans The Twenty Four spans the twenty four period following a series of eight murders in eight days presumably the work of a terrorist group After the ninth murder the investigation is turned over to a police agent who may in fact be the assassin Both an engrossing mystery and a sinister deconstruction of eality The Erasers intrigues and unnerves with eual force as it pull us along to its ominous conclusion 2003 1379 336 9649285210 20 1389 344 9786005847291 1951 1960 Robbe Grillet isn t known for his storytelling prowess but THE ERASERS offers an intricately plotted and satisfying inversion of the traditional detective narrative Every clue false lead and theory builds throughout the final chapter generating an unusual sense of suspense culminating in the elegant evelation of the final pages There s also his trademark use of epetitions detailed descriptions submerged psychology and objects which stand in for emotion his style appears here basically fully formed In the shifting perspectives and overlaid version of the Oedipus myth you can also spot the influence of Joyce albeit in a hardboiled A Wizard in Love register Aemarkable debut novel 45 stars I am certain that a novelist is someone who attributes a different eality value to the characters
and events of 
events of story than to those of eal life A novelist is someone who confuses his own life with that of his characters Alain Robbe Grillet The Erasers is one of the most convoluted complex knotty novels a Tigers in Normandy reader could possibly encounter a novel that can be approached from multiple perspectives and on multiple levels everything from an intricate detective mystery to a meditation on the circularity of time from the phenomenology of perception to the story of Oedipus to name several For the purpose of thiseview I will focus on one aspect of The Erasers I have not come across in any of the commentary I ve Presidential Secrecy and the Law read by scholars literary critics or bookeviewers the prevalence of ugliness in the city where the novel is setWith its winding streets and system of canals the novel s city has been likened to Amsterdam but any likeness to this beautiful charming Dutch ci. Il s'agit d'un événement précis concret essentiel la mort d'un homme C'est un événement à caractère policier c'est à dire u'il y a un assassin un détective une victime En un sens leurs ôles sont même espectés l'assassin tire sur la victime le détective ésout. ,

Ty ends there The cold Northern European industrial city we encounter in The Erasers is ugly and creepy lacking any trace of charm or warmth The main character special agent Wallas who travels to the city to solve a murder epeatedly Master Plots: Race and the Founding of an American Literature, 1787-1845 reflects on this lack of aesthetic attraction and beauty as when weead a city completely barren of appeal for an art lover and then again a huge stone building ornamented with scrolls and scallops fortunately few in number in short of City Schools: Lessons from New York rather somber ugliness From Wallas s multiple observations this unnamed city s stark ugliness can bring to my mind Golconda by the surrealist Ren Magritte a painting of a cityscapeaining men IN BLACK SUITS AND BOWLERS PAINTED IN THE SAME black suits and bowlers painted in the same as the publication of The ErasersThis unattractiveness also extends to the people inhabiting the city Two men described in some detail are both fat and flabby and move in a stiff and mechanical way first the manager of the caf portrayed as follows A fat man is standing here the manager greenish his features blurred liverish and fleshy in his auarium Second Laurent the chief commissioner He is a short plump man with a pink face and a bald skull his overfed body shakes from fits of laughter Tom one of the condemned prisoners from Jean Paul Sartre s story The Wall is such a flabby fat man Also Antoine Rouentin the main character in Sartre s novel Nausea describes the shaking hands of another fat man Then there was his hand like a fat white worm in my own hand I dropped it almost immediately and the arm fell back flabbily So why am I highlighting these facts Because I have the strong impression both Robbe Grillet and Sartre a great influence on the author saw flab and fat as The Widow's Lawman repulsive and ugly a counter to the possibility of freedom and spontaneity and fluidity we can experience in our human embodimentIn contradistinction Wallas is a tall calm young man withegular features and who walks with an elastic confident gate But at every turn Wallas encounters ugliness even in an automat where there is a sign The Story Within reading Please Hurry Thank you And this sign isepeated many times on the white walls of the automat How nauseating Not surprisingly Wallas eats too fast esulting in an upset stomach Shortly thereafter he eturns to a familiar dirty caf and he continues to feel illHere are few direct uotes on what Wallas sees in this city Mouth open the man is staring into space one elbow on the table propping up his bloated head Once again Wallas is walking toward the bridge Ahead of him under a snowy sky extends the Rue de Brabant and its grim housefronts From another angle the man assumes an almost coarse expression that has something vulgar self satisfied God Gave Me a Mulligan: A Journalist's Life in War and Peace ratherepugnant about it True Wallas encounters one saleswoman who is upbeat and slightly provocative but the other people he encounters to the extent these men and woman are described
are drab and 
drab and and decidedly unattractive An entire city of unsightly sights and epellent people Is it too much of a stretch to interpret the pistol sights and epellent people Is it too much of a stretch to interpret the pistol shoots at the end of the novel as in part a The American Academic Profession: Transformation in Contemporary Higher Education reaction to overbearing ugliness Perhaps in the same way the pistol shots in Albert Camus s The Stranger a work Alain Robbe Grillet counts as one of his prime influences are aeaction to the searing heat and glare from the sun and the young Arab s knife bladeRather than providing a definitive answer this The Rise and Fall of the Biopsychosocial Model: Reconciling Art and Science in Psychiatry raises another set of uestions Are we aseaders so coarse and dull and deadened by the modern mechanized world that we accept the ugly as the norm Does this acceptance account for the fact that all the essays and The Arena: An Offering to Contemporary Monasticism reviews I haveead on this novel do not draw attention to the ugliness Wallas confronts The Erasers is a mystery but it is nowhere near any hardboiled detective storiesThe structure of The Erasers is a structure of labyrinth the characters constantly Jewish Thought, Utopia, and Revolution roam the labyrinths of streets and they incessantlyove. La uestion la victime meurt Mais les A Kangaroo's Life relations ui les lient ne sont pas aussi simples u'une fois le dernier chapitre terminé Car le livre est justement leécit des vingt uatre heures ui s'écoulent entre ce coup de pistolet et cette mort le temps ue la balle a mis pour
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In the labyrinths of their thoughtsUsually this landscape has little Relief And Looks Rather Unattractive But This Morning The Grayish and looks Filosofía e inmanencia rather unattractive but this morning the grayish sky of snowy days gives it unaccustomed dimensions Certain outlines are emphasized others are blurred here and there distances open out unsuspected masses appear the whole view is organized into a series of planes silhouetted against one another so that the depth suddenly illuminated seems to lose its natural look and perhaps itseality as if this over exactitude were possible only in a painting Distances are so affected that they become virtually unrecognizable without it being possible to say in just what way they are transformed extended or telescoped or both at once unless they have acuired a new uality that has to do with geometry Sometimes this happens to lost cities petrified by some cataclysm for centuries or only for a few seconds before their collapse a wink of hesitation between life and what already bears another name after before eternityIncertitude and uncertainty the characters keep The Monacan Indian Nation of Virginia: The Drums of Life roaming the labyrinths of the crime versions until they get lost in the mazeIn the murky water of the auarium furtive shadows pass an undulation whose vague existence dissolves of its own accord and afterward it is uestionable whether there had been anything to begin with But the dark patcheappears and makes two or three circles in broad daylight soon coming back to melt behind a curtain of algae deep in the protoplasmic depths A last eddy uickly dying away makes the mass tremble for a second Again everything is calm Until suddenly a new form emerges and presses its dream face against the glassThat is our consciousness and this is our world We are sure that we know everything about the world we live in but we e just wandering the labyrinths of our own misconceptions Nightmare NoirThe noir mood is familiar to anyone who has ead one of the Inspector Maigret novels of Georges Simenon The bleary eyed proprietor of a small bar in a French provincial town
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up at to take the chairs from off the tables and wipe their stained marble tops he is almost sleep walking Eventually the waiter arrives excitedly carrying the morning paper There has been a murder in the very next streetOr has there There seems to be some discrepancy as to the victim s name Daniel Dupont a Murder in Gutenthal reclusive professor or Albert Dupont a shipping merchant Also some doubt as to whether the was killed or merely wounded And what has become of the body Wallas the stranger who arrived the previous night toent a oom may have something to do with it but he has gone out before dawn We see him wandering through the town in the early hours heading down endless grey streets from the docks to the city center but taking for ever to get there From time to time in the book he will go into a shop to buy an eraser but can never find the one he wants Time and space seem entirely fluid characters morph from one into another the only thing tying the story down IS AN OBSESSIVE CATALOGUING OF SMALL an obsessive cataloguing of small As I ead this in French I will give all uotations both in the originals and my own translations open whichever version you want French view spoiler L escalier se compose de vingt et un marches de bois plus tout en bas une marche de pierre blanche sensiblement plus large ue les autres et dont l extr mit libre arrondie porte une colonne de cuivre aux ornamentations compli I began On the Field of Glory: an Historical Novel of the Time of King John Sobieski reading this book three years agoead about 75% of it then I had to put it aside when I started grad school I Lassie Come-Home recently picked it up again and started from the beginning once I m pretty sure that this was the best way toead this book It is a time and thought consuming The People from the Sea read and you will benefit bye St Lucy's Home For Girls Raised By Wolves reading parts or all of it Readepeat ead epeat This book is a bumbling comedic novel layered in a dark mysterious tone As I came to the end of the book I laughed at loud as I Mr. Majeika and the Dinner Lady and Mr. Majeika and the Music Teacher rea. Arcourir trois ou uatre mètres vingt uatre heures « en trop » Les Gommes premieroman d'Alain Robbe Grillet 1922 2008 a été publié aux Éditions de Minuit en 1953 et a eçu le prix Fénéon en 1954 Il est comme La Jalousie l'un des livres emblématiues du Nouveau Rom. ,

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