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Djinn Author Alain Robbe-Grillet Download ✓ 106 ✓ Djinn is the story of a young man who joins a clandestine organization under the command of an alluring androgynous American girl named Djinn or Jean His search for the meaning of his mission and for possible clues to the identity of the mysterious Djinn becomes a uest for his oDjinn is the story of a young man who joins a clandestine organization under the command of an alluring androg. Like the roughly contemporaneous 80s film version of La Belle Captive this is Robbe Grillet at his most playful perhaps frivolous arguably harmless I rather love the both of them though they are certainly outshone by Robbe Grillet's darker somewhat thrillingly uncomfortable writing and directing His ability to wander knowingly along marginal territory but only just is one of his principle ualities merits In any event this is unlikely to be a favorite of the die hard R G readers but it's probably an excellent entry point as is the film They still have most of his markings noir mechanisms constant narrative reframing and undermining sudden shifts in perspective uestionable eroticism though this of his elements is reined in here general dark playfulness in form and contentIn some ways the plot here is a fractal constantly re iterating itself on smaller scales until it falls away into a flurry of repetitions My reading of it was somewhat enhanced by another layer of reiteration just outside the hilarious meta commentary of the framing prologue and epilogue someone had added a couple pages of their own observations including gems like the world makes no sense lending a final delightfully extra novel frame Another note at one point we have a character who incessantly invents stories around all the essentially mundane places and people he encounters Louis Aragon

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Djinn Author Alain Robbe-GrillE identity of the mysterious Djinn becomes a uest for his own identity in an ever shifting time space continuu. Une histoire à dormir debout is a phrase that recurs in this short and amusing book It means literally a story to make you sleep standing up but could be translated as a cock and bull story which might remind us of Tristram Shandy uite appropriately The narrator Simon LeCoeur sometimes known as Jan encounters a woman Jean pronounced Djinn who reminds him of an actress called Jane She recruits him into a mysterious mission in the course of which he encounters various other people beginning with J As in Tristram Shandy he never uite finds the centre of eventsThe book was written as a set text for advanced students of French The language gets complicated as the chapters follow each other In particular the number of tenses used increases Conveniently the French for tense is the same as the word for time temps and so there's a link between this technical feature and the temporal confusion of the events Sounds fun doesn't it and there's uite a lengthy section where the concept of a future memory is discussed which sounds a lot like dejà vu but that phrase is perversely not usedIt is fun than it sounds As with so many nouveaux romans you have to submit to the surface rather than rely on plot characterisation etc I think it would have to lose a lot in translation simply because English doesn't have the same language structure And I probably missed some of what there my French isn't uite good enough to get all the references I really enjoyed the book but I realise this review will put most people off