Topology of a Phantom City

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Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated, 1977
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User Review  - CBJames - LibraryThing

I love this book. I'm not sure what it's about. But I do have five theories. Theory #1: A murder has taken place. The narrator describes the crime scene like a detective who does not know which bit of ... Read full review

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User Review  - JimElkins - LibraryThing

This was recommended as one of his best. Instead it showed me how he is at his worst. (There is a new edition of "Voyeur," which I may re-read.) This is a stultifying pastiche and tortured ekphrasis ... Read full review

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About the author (1977)

Writer and filmmaker Alain Robbe-Grillet was born in Brest, France in 1922. Robbe-Grillet's first novel, The Erasers (1953) is considered to be one of the first books of the nouveau roman, or new novel, in which external reality is more important than character or plot. His other works included The Voyeur (1955), Jealousy (1957) and Djinn (1981). He worked in the film industry as a writer, actor and director. He died at the age of 85 on February 18, 2008.

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