Saturday, 3 February 2018

Jealousy Pen

She turns towards the light now in order to continue reading without straining her eyes. Her inclined profile does not move any more. The paper is pale-blue, the size of ordinary letter paper, and shows the creases where it had been folded into quarters. Then, holding the letter in one hand, A... closes the drawer, moves towards the little work table ... and sits down in front of the writing case, from which she removes a sheet of pale-blue paper - similar to the first, but blank. She unscrews the cap of her pen, then, after a glance to the right ... bends her head towards the writing case in order to begin writing.

Alain Robbe-Grillet, Jealousy, 1957