Two Novels: Jealousy and In the Labyrinth

Here, in one volume, are two remarkable novels by the chief spokesman of the so-called new novel which has caused such discussion and aroused such controversy. Jealousy, said the New York Times Book Review is a technical masterpiece, impeccably contrived. It is an exhilarating challenge, said the San Francisco Chronicle. The Times Literary Supplement of London called Robbe-Grillet an incomparable artist and the Guardian termed Jealousy an extraordinary book. In his native France, leading critic Maurice Nadeau wrote in France-Observateur that In the Labyrinth is better than an excellent novel: it is a great work of literature, and fellow novelist and critic Claude Roy judged the same work Robbe-Grillets best book, while here in America the Parade of Books column called In the Labyrinth a highly emotional experience for the reader and went on to predict: Robbe-Grillet will take his place in...

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