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Alain Robbe-Grillet

1922 - 2008

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Alain Robbe-Grillet (French: [a.lɛ̃ ʁɔb ɡʁi.jɛ]; 18 August 1922 – 18 February 2008) was a French writer and filmmaker. He was one of the figures most associated with the Nouveau Roman (new novel) trend of the 1960s, along with Nathalie Sarraute, Michel Butor and Claude Simon. Alain Robbe-Grillet was elected a member of the Académie française on 25 March 2004, succeeding Maurice Rheims at seat No. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alain Robbe-Grillet has received more than 398,517 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Alain Robbe-Grillet is the 566th most popular writer (down from 550th in 2019), the 665th most popular biography from France (down from 625th in 2019) and the 96th most popular French Writer.

Alain Robbe-Grillet is most famous for his novel "La Jalousie" which is a story of a man who suspects his wife of having an affair.

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Among writers, Alain Robbe-Grillet ranks 566 out of 5,755Before him are Alfred Döblin, Wang Wei, Faxian, Percy Fawcett, Saint Naum, and Jacob L. Moreno. After him are Theocritus, Sándor Petőfi, Mo Yan, Lion Feuchtwanger, Dietrich Eckart, and Eyvind Johnson.

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Among people born in 1922, Alain Robbe-Grillet ranks 30Before him are Betty White, Hans Georg Dehmelt, Otto Carius, Vittorio Gassman, Doris Day, and Alain Resnais. After him are Telly Savalas, Philip Larkin, Renata Tebaldi, Stanley Cohen, Nándor Hidegkuti, and Jacques Piccard. Among people deceased in 2008, Alain Robbe-Grillet ranks 20Before him are Sydney Pollack, Jørn Utzon, Harold Pinter, Richard Widmark, Miriam Makeba, and Richard Wright. After him are Yma Sumac, Michael Crichton, Heath Ledger, Jules Dassin, Roy Scheider, and Jacques Piccard.

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In France

Among people born in France, Alain Robbe-Grillet ranks 665 out of 6,011Before him are Dom Pérignon (1639), Louis Blériot (1872), Marcel Lefebvre (1905), René Clair (1898), Salome Zourabichvili (1952), and Louis de Montfort (1673). After him are Jean Nicot (1530), Joan II of Navarre (1311), Robert Curthose (1054), Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729), Princess Marie Bonaparte (1882), and Jeanne Hébuterne (1898).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Alain Robbe-Grillet ranks 96Before him are Henri Barbusse (1873), Gérard de Nerval (1808), Paul Claudel (1868), Camille Flammarion (1842), Marie-Antoine Carême (1784), and Alfred Jarry (1873). After him are Bernard Gui (1261), Ausonius (310), Eugène Sue (1804), Pierre Loti (1850), Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (1741), and Maurice Blanchot (1907).