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Robbe-Grillet, Alain (1922–2008) By Baetens, Jan

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM2008-1
Published: 15/10/2018
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Born in Brest in a family of scientists and a trained agricultural engineer himself, Alain Robbe-Grillet was a French novelist, film director, and one of the leading figures of the Nouveau Roman (New Novel), a literary movement that aimed at revolutionising the psychological tradition of the French novel.

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Baetens, Jan. "Robbe-Grillet, Alain (1922–2008)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 29 Feb. 2024 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM2008-1

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