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Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

Jealousy & In the Labyrinth

Two Novels

by Alain Robbe-Grillet

Jealousy…is a technical masterpiece, impeccably contrived.” New York Times Book Review

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 288
  • Publication Date February 01, 1989
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-5106-3
  • Dimensions 5.38" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $14.50
  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Publication Date June 23, 2015
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-9053-6
  • US List Price $14.50

About The Book

Here, in one volume, are two remarkable novels by the chief spokesman of the so-called “new novel” which has caused such discussion and aroused such controversy.

This volume, which offers incisive essays on Robbe-Grillet by Professor Bruce Morrissette of the University of Chicago and by French critics Roland Barthes and Anne Minor, also contains a helpful bibliography of writings by and about the author.

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Praise

Jealousy…is a technical masterpiece, impeccably contrived.” New York Times Book Review

“An exhilarating challenge.” San Francisco Chronicle.

The Times Literary Supplement of London called Robbe-Grillet an “incomparable artist” and the Guardian termed Jealousy “an extraordinary book.”

In his native France, leading critic Maurice Nadeau wrote in France-Observateur that “In the Labyrinth is better than an excellent novel: it is a great work of literature,” and fellow novelist and critic Claude Roy judged the same work Robbe-Grillet’s “best book,” while here in America the “Parade of Books’ column called In the Labyrinth “a highly emotional experience for the reader” and went on to predict: “Robbe-Grillet will take his place in world literature as a successor of Balzac and Proust.”