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writer , film-maker and agronomist

Alain Robbe-Grillet, French former writer, former filmmaker. Decorated officer Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur'Honneur; officier Ordre national du merit; recipient Prix Louis Delluc, 1963. Member of Institute Academy Francaise.

Background

Robbe-Grillet, Alain was born on August 18, 1922 in Brest, France. Son of Gaston Robbe-Grillet and Yvonne (Canu) Robbe-Grillet.

Education

Student, Lycee Buffon. Student, Lycee St. Louis. Student, Institute National Agronomique, Paris.

Career

L’annee demiere a Marienbad 1961; films directed; L’immortelle 1963, Translator-Europ-Express 1967, L’homme qui ment 1968, L’Eden et apres 1970, Glissements progressifs du plaisir 1974, Le jeu avec le feu 1975, La belle captive 1983. Charge de mission Institute National de la Statistique, 1945-1948. Engineer Institute des Fruits Tropicaux (French Guina, Morocco, Martinique and Guadeloupe), 1949-1951. Literature adviser Editions de Minuit, 1955-1984.

Director Center Sociology of Literature, University Brussels, 1980-1987. Distinguished professor New York University and Washington University.

Works

Membership

Member of Institute Academy Francaise.

Connections

Married Catherine Rstakian in 1957.

father:
Gaston Robbe-Grillet

mother:
Yvonne Canu

spouse:
Catherine Rstakian