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Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922–2008)

Born in Brest, France, in 1922, Alain Robbe-Grillet initially studied mathematics and biology. He graduated from the Paris-based Institut National Agronomique (National Institute of Agronomy) in 1945 and embarked on a career of scientific research in the tropics and in France. Then at age 30 he decided to change the direction of his career and ... See full bio »

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 2010 Campana de la noche (Short) (story)
 1995 The Blue Villa (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1994 Taxandria (script)
 1983 La belle captive (written by)
 1976 Centre Play (TV Series) (novel "Dans le labyrinthe" - 1 episode)
- In the Labyrinth (1976) ... (novel "Dans le labyrinthe")
 1975 Playing with Fire (written by)
 1972 La Jalousie (TV Movie)
 1969 The Erasers (novel)
 1968 The Man Who Lies (writer)
 1966 Trans-Europ-Express (written by)
 1964 Encounter with Fritz Lang (Short)
 1963 L'Immortelle (writer)
 1961 Last Year at Marienbad (scenario and dialogue)
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Novel: "The Erasers". See more »

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1 Print Biography | 10 Articles | See more »
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He was inducted into France's Legion of Honor, as well as the prestigious French Academy, the official custodian of the French language. However, he refused to purchase the Academy's ceremonial robes for his induction ceremony. He also declined the tradition of giving a eulogy for his predecessor. See more »

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His "new novel" style disregarded traditional literary devices such as plot and chronological narrative; objects are more significant than human actions.

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