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  • the gift
    2019-04-21 12:45

    later addition 1 April 2014: this is not an april fools', and no, i would not say his works are such. just thinking of his work- in translation from french, compared to translations from japanese of murakami ryu. finished his massive work from the fatherland with love- and am trying to understand how the manner of writing is, in r-g, so dedicated to imagistic, hypnotic, images of dream or act. versus ryu in this mode of examining, relating, the consciousness in thoughts and emotions, of his characters, and not so much depiction of the world in dispassionate prose of r-g. opposites, and like both! do not know if i will ever read ryu again, but already impatient to read r-g again...i will get back to this after some thought about golden triangle. OK, so now i have read 12 major published works of fiction by robbe-grillet, 1 selection of his essays, 1 memoir, this 1 lit crit on him. what did i learn? can i now reasonably critique his work?i learned, again, that i have trouble getting into work that requires having read other works. i do not think i am particularly unread, but i have tried many works just by myself, so have no educated explication of given texts. i have had, naively, the idea that the work has to appeal on an immediate level or all the extras, the allusions, the plots, subplots, politics, thematic resonance etc, does not matter. i cannot claim to have read ulysses by joyce, because when i did recognize one reference it was page 239 or something, and i realized how much i had probably missed by that point. i decided to maybe read it with a guide, person or book. i have done none of this…for robbe-grillet, i so enjoyed his earlier work- erasers, voyeur, jealousy, in the labyrinth- that the momentum carried me through later work. i do not know if i ‘got’ all of them. i did enjoy them. i read crit work, somewhere i do not recall. i read that erasers was built on oedipus, but that was missed by more than just me, and it does not affect the remembrance. i was very impressed, enjoyed greatly, technique with which he tells the story. style is content. how the story is told is what the story is told. i remember seeing marienbad, enjoying it but preferring the cine-novel. have not seen other films, by him, except clips on youtube…robbe-grillet’s later work- topology, le maison de rendezvous, project for a revolution, golden triangle, belle captive, djinn, repetition- i did not enjoy near as much, once i learned what i do not know, which in these cases seem to be mostly freud, de sade, surrealism (which i know a bit). sometimes the work was interesting- topology, djinn- but, whether misogynist or not, the repeated images of sadism, of torture, of the various blonde girls, are hard to read. this i am supposed to read as de sade and freud. i am not overwhelmed with horror and disgust, for i can recognize when it is a book and when it is real, but, rather than following where said images were leading, mainly i thought about the psychology of the author. i wonder who is this man, why is he writing this, what is the response he wishes to provoke… and i kept putting some artistic justification back and back again: by the end of this page it will all make sense, by the end of this book, by the end of all these books…so, i must admit my understanding of robbe-grillet’s experimental ‘new novel’ to be sadly incomplete. i understand in this i am not alone. i understand his critics also tend to drift away on his later works. i thought i might better understand after reading his essays, which are great, or after his memoirs, which are good- no and no. an author only knows what she is writing as she is writing: perhaps a reader only knows what she is reading as she is reading. i have always thought of de sade sick and sad and not very philosophically mature or coherent, rather nihilistic, and not a source i would search for artistic work. i have always been less interested in freud than jung, as far as art creation: freud seems to be on repression, and jung seems more on expression.i try not to let the quality of robbe-grillet’s later work, diminish my appreciation of his early work: perhaps light of the sun will illuminate areas previously unseen, but if you look into the sun you go blind, and your images are now not even darkness but rather simple blindness.