Le Voyeur and Le Nouveau Roman

I sat down to consider what I might say in a post focusing on my favorite author, Alain Robbe-Grillet. Specifically I was running through the events and the structure of what is possibly R-Gs most well-known novel, Le Voyeur. But despite having read this novel at least five times, I began to get confused.

It goes something like this:

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Xiaolu Guo

GuoXiaolu Guo: A new author, but one who has built up a following and has several titles in print and translated into English. I just finished reading her novel Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth and am eager to procure and read all her other works. Wikipedia writes that Xiaolu Guo:

“… is a British Chinese novelist and filmmaker, who uses cinema and literary language to explore themes of alienation, memory, personal journeys, daily tragedies and develops her own vision of China’s past and its future in a global environment. She is one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary literature in both Chinese and English. Her novels have been translated into more than 26 languages. She is one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2013.”

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