Project for a Revolution in New York

Project for a Revolution in New York

by Alain Robbe-Grillet
     
 

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Part prophecy and part erotic fantasy, this classic tale of otherworldly depravity

features New York itself—or a foreigner’s nightmare of New York—as its true protagonist. Set in the towers and tunnels of the quintessential American city,
Alain Robbe-Grillet’s novel turns this urban space into a maze where politics bleeds into

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Part prophecy and part erotic fantasy, this classic tale of otherworldly depravity

features New York itself—or a foreigner’s nightmare of New York—as its true protagonist. Set in the towers and tunnels of the quintessential American city,
Alain Robbe-Grillet’s novel turns this urban space into a maze where politics bleeds into perversion, revolution into sadism, activist into criminal, vice into art—and back again.

Editorial Reviews

Roger Shattuck - New York Times Book Review
““There is a universal principle at work [in Project] . . . I can describe it best as rhyme. Painters rhyme shapes and colors. Poets rhyme terminal syllables, sometimes moods. Robbe-Grillet rhymes events themselves—fits them inside or outside one another like Chinese boxes, like sounds heard in a whispering gallery . . . ””
Madeleine Chapsal - L’Express
““Robbe-Grillet introduced . . . a revolution in reading: in his works, there is no sense of a privileged text. No one, not even the author, has the last word, and nobody could, because there is no last word—or for that matter, first . . . What the author provides, with an extreme precision, an extreme beauty . . . are the elements of scenes. Stereotypes, archetypes, frozen images—it is the reader’s imagination that does the rest.””
New York Times Book Review - Roger Shattuck
“"There is a universal principle at work [in Project] . . . I can describe it best as rhyme. Painters rhyme shapes and colors. Poets rhyme terminal syllables, sometimes moods. Robbe-Grillet rhymes events themselves—fits them inside or outside one another like Chinese boxes, like sounds heard in a whispering gallery . . . "”
L'Express - Madeleine Chapsal
“"Robbe-Grillet introduced . . . a revolution in reading: in his works, there is no sense of a privileged text. No one, not even the author, has the last word, and nobody could, because there is no last word—or for that matter, first . . . What the author provides, with an extreme precision, an extreme beauty . . . are the elements of scenes. Stereotypes, archetypes, frozen images—it is the reader’s imagination that does the rest."”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564787828
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date:
09/04/2012
Series:
French Literature Series
Pages:
183
Sales rank:
742,301
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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