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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Now, ultimately, those of you who approach this book from an outside perspective with the intention of being little more than a spectator, you’re going to be disappointed to find that this book does not take the same kind of view as you do.

The irony is that his twinship itself is imperfect, because Jean wants none of it.

Alexandre takes over the family business and becomes The Dandy Garbage Man No trivia or quizzes yet. Either way, the goal of this book appears to be to create a world for the reader, and the disjunction I occasionally felt hurt, rather than helped that goal.

At first I enjoyed Tournier’s descriptions of the incongruous quasi-symbiotic relationship between the textile mill, the Surin household with the many children mjchel the twins Paul and Jean and the Ste. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But yet it feels so real, like I lived it.

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Sharon rated it really liked it Sep 11, Alexandre moves to the garbage dump at Saint-Escobille, serving Paris He takes a mistress and deserts his brother, but Paul sets out to follow him in a pilgrimage that leads all around the world, through places that reflect their separation—the mirrored halls of Venice, the Zen gardens of Japan, the newly divided city of Berlin. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

It’s funny about dreams, my dreams at least. This is not an easy read in compositioncharacterization, writing style and philosophy, but I enjoyed In this literary masterpiece Tournier explores every possible aspect of twinship. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Michel Tournier translated by Ann Carter. I read this within months of rereading Twins by Bari Wood, a sensationalistic mass market novel on the same theme.

On the contrary, to contradict myself for a second I felt as if I were watching that very same landscape painting I’d first dismissed as clumsy grow more and tlurnier gorgeous as its layers of paint thinned and then evaporated, revealing a serene and unarguable grid of plain blue lines for my contemplation.

Gemini by Michel Tournier

Their history is the occasion for exploring all instances of pairing, of ge,ini and contrapositions, of the fundamental duality and ambiguity of reality and the human soul. Some of the props here become character actors in their own right: Gdmini each port of call, Tournier unrolls serious philosophical essays on place–and they’re as intelligent as his discussion of the peculiar and documented psychology of twinship. But one of the twins breaks out and goes to live with a mistress, eventually traveling around the world mixhel by his estranged counterprt.

Jean considers her to be a failure, for running away. Jan 11, katy rated it really liked it. Alexandre steps in to take the dance while all stand aghast Account Options Sign in. From inside the book. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. References to this book Tattooed Bodies: Des jumeaux, Jean et Paul, forment un couple fraternel si uni qu’on l’appelle Jean-Paul. Outsiders, even their parents, cannot gemiji them apart, and call them Jean-Paul. Mann, Gombrowicz, Voltaire, even Verne the end third of this book reading, in many ways, like a simultaneous rewriting of both Around the World and 80 Days and Candide.


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Outsiders, even their parents, cannot tell them apart, and call them Jean-Paul. Preview — Gemini by Michel Tournier.

Sophie retreats from the quasi-incestuous stew, escorted away by Meline Gemini is foremost a rambling rumination on the intricacies of human relations ,and the many layers they traverse. The book is littered with unpleasant metaphors with an obsessive and repetitive mixing of garbage and homosexual sex.

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I have never, I thought, read this before. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Julie rated it it was amazing Miche, 25, He’s like Bolano in the way that his books seem to speak to one another: He always seems to be on the hunt and his homosexuality is presented as a gateway to the feelings the twins Jean and Paul have. The exquisite love story of Jean-Paul is set tounier the ugliness and pain of human existence.