This study is a theoretical and practical assessment of corporeality and its characteristics. The article presents corporeality and somatic vocabulary through the prism of phenomenology as well as their linguistic and stylistic representation in the text. Corporeality is a phenomenological category based on the notion of the “corps sensible.” Its four characteristics are: constancy, reversibility, affectivity and kinesthesis. The study analyses peculiarities of these four characteristics and pays close attention to the phenomenon of kinesthesis. We considered this philosophical concept in the novel Dans le labyrinthe by Alain Robbe-Grillet, representative of the New Novel, who was notably influenced by phenomenology. The analysis of this novel has shown a body of somatic lexicon as one of the linguistic means of representing corporeality. The study has also analyzed the textual realization of the four characteristics of corporeality.