“I’m sorry; but just because they haven’t been translated into English doesn’t mean they don’t exist. There was supposed to be a conference ten years ago in St. Louis, and the university there announced, “Mr. Robbe-Grillet will speak French.” So a minister who is interested in literature calls the university and is told by a professor that I do not speak English. The minister replies, “He could have made an effort to learn English, because God wrote his Bible in English.”—Interview with French author Alain Robbe-Grillet by Thomas McGonigle from Book Forum.
Posted April 23, 2003