Master of Arts
Modern Languages and Literature
Melchert, Norman P.
When one reads the theory of Alain Robbe-Grillet, particularly that expounded in Pour un Nouveau Roman, one becomes aware that the descriptions of man in the world are phenomenological. A similar discovery comes when one reads his novels, which he has called the New Novel. I have used as examples Le Voyeur, La Jalousie, and Dans le Labyrinthe. The phenomenology that becomes evident in the theory and the novels of Robbe-Grillet is that of Maurice Merleau-Ponty.
Silverman, Hugh J., "The new novel and phenomenology: ambiguity in robbe-grillet" (1967). Theses and Dissertations. 3553.