“Robbe-Grillet’s theories constitute the most ambitious aesthetic program since Surrealism.” —John Updike

“Robbe-Grillet is important because he has attacked the last bastion of the traditional art of writing: the organization of literary space.” —Roland Barthes

“Alain Robbe-Grillet is the forerunner of a revolution more radical than Romanticism and Naturalism were in their time.” —Claude Mauriac

“The master of the new novel and . . . the most radical writer of fiction now working in France, or perhaps anywhere.” —Book Week

“Robbe-Frillet was a master at conveying human misunderstanding.” —Bernard-Henri Lévy