The Voyeur (Paperback)

By Alain Robbe-Grillet

Grove Press, 9780802128768, 224pp.

Publication Date: November 20, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/10/1994)
Paperback (3/1/2012)

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One of Robbe-Grillet's most important works and winner of the 1955 Prix des Critiques, The Voyeur tells the gripping story of a thirteen-year-old girl who is found drowned and mutilated. Suspicion surrounds Mathias, a reclusive traveling salesman, and as the circumstances are eerily recreated through the eyes of the suspected killer, the reader is drawn into a haunting mystery. Writing with eerie precision but nonetheless flouting the established rules of fiction, Robbe-Grillet puts us at the scene of the crime and takes us inside the mind of an unreliable narrator penned by an unreliable author.

About the Author

Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922-2008) was a prominent postwar avant-garde novelist and filmmaker. He was a founder of the nouveau roman literary movement, along with Nathalie Sarraute, Michel Butor, and Claude Simon. He is the author of The Erasers, The Voyeur, Jealousy, In the Labyrinth, Recollections of the Golden Triangle, and La Maison de Rendez-Vous.