Jealousy

October 30, 2020
Jealousy

In his most famous and perhaps most typical work, Robbe-Grilletexplores his principle preoccupation: the meaning of reality. Thenovel is set on a tropical banana plantation, and the action isseen through the eyes of a narrator who never appears in person,never speaks and never acts. He is a point of observation, hispersonality only to be guessed at, watching every movement of theother characters' actions as they flash like moving pictures acrossthe distorting screen of a jealous mind.The result is one of themost important and influential books of our time, a completelyintegrated masterpiece that has already become a classic.