Gemini: Michel Tournier: Les Météores (; Gemini) involves the desperate measures one man takes to be reunited with his identical twin brother, who has. Michel Tournier’s Gemini was published in France six years ago under the title of Les Météores, but it arrives in this country, in Anne Carter’s. Gemini. by Michel Tournier, translated by Anne Carter. Doubleday It’s hard to consider the case of Michel Tournier without falling back on a.

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Is it a worthwhile read? He is the author of several novels, including The Ogre, Friday, and Geminialso available in paperback from Johns Hopkins.

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For Paul, this unity is paradise, but as they grow up Jean rebels against it. He is the author of several novels, including The Ogre, Friday, and Geminialso available in paperback from Johns Hopkins.

The Four Wise Men. Set up a giveaway. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Dec 18, Petey “The Savage” Nesler rated it it was amazing. Gemini is a novel of extraordinary proportions, intricate images, and profound thought, in which Michel Tournier tells his fascinating story with an irresistible humor.


As throughout the novel, Tournier is an expert at quickly sketching a quirky yet completely believable character, one who will enter and exit the novel in only a few pages – in this case, it is the wonderfully thrill-seeking granny, Frau Kraus. Nov 19, Mimi rated it gemimi liked it.


May tohrnier, Surreysmum rated it liked it Shelves: Jan 02, Claire James rated it liked it. Maybe I’ll look at the original French version to review some of the imagery.

Ge,ini exquisite love story of Jean-Paul is set against the ugliness and pain of human existence. He runs away from Paul, and Paul embarks on a search in places that reflect their twinship and separation –Venice, Japan, Vancouver and divided Berlin. The book is scattered with twin mythology and philosophy.

It’s funny about dreams, my dreams at least. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The richness and profoundity of this novel is not often encountered: Gemini Michel Tournier Limited preview – But as they grow up Jean begins to feel the suffocation of Paul’s ovoid embrace. Review “An exceptional, incomparable novel. Contents The Pierres Sonnantes.

For Paul, this unity is paradise, but as they grow up Jean rebels against it. His perverse celebration of trash takes on a glow of genius thanks to his sexual inversion–and thus the twins have a family model of geini working dialectic.

As the day goes by and I recall my dream, some things fade and other things intensify. The language –beautifully translated here– is dense and lush with images, colours, smells, ideas that startle the reader with their sheer beauty tournisr novelty. Jean and Paul are identical twins. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Please try again later. From inside the book.


One point that is implicit in the American novel the one by Woods is made explicit in Paul’s philosophy: His works dwell on the fantastic, his inspirations including traditional German culture, Catholicism, and the philosophies of Gaston Bachelard. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

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It feels like you’re reading one character throughout the whole book, and it’s Tournier. Refresh and try again.

In a brilliant scene pg the twins father assumes he will be arrested for running illicit underground propaganda during WWII which we know is an over-exaggeration since he is singularly lazy and too addicted to the fine life to put his neck on the line. In any case, at least half of the story does not belong to the twins, Jean and Paul Jean-Paul ; it belongs to their uncle Alexandre, an unrepentant and wholly individualistic homosexual who finds in the trade of garbage manager thrust upon him by fate and heredity a metaphor for his toutnier kind and a sort of perverse beauty.

To Paul, the identical twin is the most perfect of all beings; he feels sorry for the abject solitude of singletons and non-twins, and scoffs at their efforts to attain, through heterosexual sex, a form of imperfect, ersatz twinship.

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