Alain Robbe-Grillet

Filmmaker / Writer
Date Of Birth:
18 August 1922
Date Of Death:
18 February 2008
Place Of Birth:
Brest, France
Alain Robbe-Grillet was the founder of the movement known as Nouveau Roman ("new novel"), a part of the French New Wave in literature and film in the 1950s. Because his novels and films avoid conventional narrative structure and character development, they are sometimes called "anti-novels." Robbe-Grillet's work has been praised by some critics as daring and challenging, and dismissed by others as just plain confusing. Though primarily known as a novelist, he was also famous for his screenplay to the Alain Resnais film L'Anne Dernire Marienbad (Last Year at Marienbad, 1961). His novels include Le Voyeur (1955), La jalousie (1965) and Djinn (1981), and his films include The Immortal One (1963), Trans-Europe-Express (1966) and La Belle Captive (1983, also known as The Beautiful Prisoner).

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