- (Kentfield, CA: The Allen Press, 1971).
- Original gray paper boards, upper board illustrated with elements from the book's illustrations, backstrip lettered in black, yellow endpapers, fore- and tail-edges uncut
Price: $375.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 131194
Limited to 140 copies. Translated from the French by Richard Howard. Introduction by Francis Carmody. The thirty-sixth limited edition from The Allen Press, and the first of those illustrated by Michele Forgeois. Originally published in 1957 by Les Editions de Minuit, Paris. Designed, hand printed, and bound by Lewis and Dorothy Allen. Title-page printed in orange, running title printed in green, in-text decorations printed in orange, yellow, blue and brown, with ten full-page illustrations (including frontis); Univers and Garamont types, all-rag paper made by hand at the Wookey Hole Mill in England to the specifications of the press with their watermark
A contemporary novel by French author Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922-2008) who is known as the "father of the New Novel." The story is about a jealous husband that spies on his wife through the slats in the blinds. "There is a disregard for the chronology and logic of ordinary story telling; there is a hypnotic atmosphere where the real and fantastic seem inextricably entangled, heightened by a skillful rhythm of repetitions and hallucinatory reverie. It is a profoundly original achievement and a refreshing stimulant. The New Novel is a research into new ways of feeling and thinking" (per prospectus). The modern atmosphere of the prose is well attended by a modern sans-serif typeface and Forgeois' pen and ink drawings.