Let it be first of all by their presence that objects and gestures establish themselves, and let this presence continue to prevail over any explanatory theory that tries to enclose them in a system of references, whether emotional, sociological, Freudian or metaphysical.
From the street level one cannot appreciate so fully the harmony of the proportions, the rigor — the necessity, one might say — of the whole structure, whose simplicity is scarcely disturbed — or on the contrary, accentuated — by the complicated grillework of the balconies.
The oscillations — growing fainter and fainter but whose cessation it was difficult to be certain of — consequently approximated — by a series of successive prolongation and regressions on either side of a quite illusory fixity — a phenomenon completed, nevertheless, some time before.


Alain Robbe-Grillet
A Future for the Novel

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