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Monday, February 18, 2008

And to think, I didn't even know he was still alive. Repose en paix, Alain.

  • Alain Robbe-Grillet, the French writer who pioneered the so-called "new novel" genre in the 1950s, is seen here in 2004. Robbe-Grillet has died at the age of 85, the French Academy has said.(AFP/File/Daniel Janin)
    Robbe-Grillet, pioneer of 'new' novel, dead at 85 AFP - 1 hour, 8 minutes ago

    PARIS (AFP) - Alain Robbe-Grillet, the French writer who pioneered the so-called "new novel" genre in the 1950s, died Monday at the age of 85, the Academie Francaise (French Academy) said.