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A Regicide
Author: Alain Robbe-Grillet

ISBN: 9781847494184
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1 June 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0 x 2.9
First translation into English and only edition in print

Set in an unspecified island kingdom, A Regicide tells the story of the statistician Boris who, after the electoral victory of the Church party in the country's elections, decides to assassinate the King on the day he is to visit the factory where he is employed. As the crime is described and relived, doubt sets in as to whether it has ever taken place. Written in 1949 but only published in 1979, Robbe-Grillet's first novel is a disquieting and satirical avant-garde political thriller which bridges the gap between traditional novel and the Nouveau Roman genre he would later espouse and make famous.

About the Author

(1922-2008) is best known as the pioneering spokesman of the Nouveau Roman, a greatly influential movement in postwar French fiction, and as the author of Jealousy and The Voyeur.

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