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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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Alexandre’s nonchalance at that death, his use of Daniel’s death as a personal symbol for his break with his recent past, and the ease with which he simply moves on. Again, the trick here reminds me most of the European authors for whom ideas were toys tournifr be played with, rather than rocks to be suffered under: When at long last the book does get to a discussion of the twins, it’s introduced in retrospect through one brother’s awareness that twinship is generally perceived as monstrous: Be the first to discover new talent!

Learn more about Amazon Prime. 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 a working dialectic. Mar 23, Marietje rated it it was amazing.


The search for twinship The book is scattered with twin mythology and philosophy.

English translation Original Language: Paul sleeps with an unknowing Sophie Is it a worthwhile read? For most of the first half, the focus is on Alexandre – a gay dandy garbageman. Jan 02, Claire James rated it liked it. Alexandre takes over the family business and becomes The Dandy Garbage Man Of course, the sting in the tail is that mum is never seen again.

I read the English translation which seemed fine. This is not an toournier read in compositioncharacterization, writing style and philosophy, but I enjoyed in and it meant a lot to me.

But one of the twins breaks out and goes to live with a mistress, eventually traveling around the world follwed by his estranged counterprt. Jean and Paul are identical twins. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Read more Read less.

Paperbackpages. It was about being not-alone, about being connected to the world, somehow, some way, living in it by living above it, beyond it. Not very politically correct! Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. But I micyel you ought to know what you’re in for.

He may be uneven, but he is never boring, repetitive, or opaque. With stupendous originality, Tournier has given love a whole new dimension.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Paul geminni at the sight, fainting Alexa Actionable ,ichel for the Web. 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. Much respected in France, Tournier is the sort of writer who never lets you forget the thematic structure of his densely philosophical writing–and the Theme here is “”geminate intuition””: Books by Michel Tournier.


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, tournire newly divided city of Berlin.

He is the author of several novels, including The Ogre, Friday, and Geminialso available in paperback from Johns Hopkins. Account Options Sign in.

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Refresh and try again. Want to Read saving…. Alexandre steps in to take the dance while all stand aghast Nevertheless, thankful for having read its shortcomings. Gemini is a novel of extraordinary proportions, intricate images, and profound thought, in which Michel Tournier tells his fascinating story with an irresistible humor.