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13 May 2010

Robbe-Grillet

A short post, this, just to anchor this link to a comment on Alain Robbe-Grillet's essays on the novel. It's coincidental that he's quoted as saying:
the genuine writer has nothing to say. He has only a way of speaking
which is similar to what Susan Sontag said. She'd also echo his view that most novels written today are no advance on Flaubert, technically. She was talking about the twentieth century American novel, and I'd rather read this



than any exquisite examination of the human condition. (It's Alasdair Gray's 1982 Janine.)

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