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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Gemini is a michek of extraordinary proportions, intricate images, and profound thought, in which Michel Tournier tells his fascinating story with an irresistible humor. Michel Tournier translated by Ann Carter. But one of the twins breaks out and goes to live with a mistress, eventually traveling around the world follwed by his estranged counterprt.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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. For Paul, this unity is paradise, but as they grow up Jean rebels against it. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Nov 19, Mimi rated it really liked it. It’s a really difficult book, and my rating really isn’t that fair, considering it i had the patience and maybe the experienceI probably would have appreciated it a little more. In this literary masterpiece Tournier explores every possible aspect of twinship.

Des jumeaux, Jean et Tpurnier, forment un couple fraternel si uni qu’on l’appelle Jean-Paul. 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. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. I have never, I thought, read this before.


It’s funny about dreams, my dreams at least. Dec 18, Petey “The Savage” Nesler rated it it was amazing. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Paul’s perspective continues to follow Jean’s path, from the island Djerba to Iceland to Japan tournker Canada The exquisite love story of Jean-Paul is set against the ugliness and pain of human existence.

Born inMichel Tournier studied philosophy and then became a journalist and a writer. For Paul, this unity is paradise, This can’t but suffer in my eyes for being somewhat similar in form to Praewhich, understandably, towers above this.

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.

Rather, this is a deeply affecting love rournier that actually leads to something that is surprisingly pure and honest. The characters are depicted with profound and original insight of their emotions and the meaning of love and religion.

Now, gournier, 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.

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And what I found really exhausting about the way that the book is written is that instead of telling a story it kind of gives abstract, philosophical musings on part of the author, one after the next, for countless pages– while here and there including discrete examples from the characters’ lives– not necessarily in chronological order– as to demonstrate his ideas.


I read this a million years ago, but still think about it – quirky and thought-provoking. He does not just talk about human twins, rournier also the duality between countries, between the long day and night in Iceland, in homosexual relationships, the balance achieved in oneness a Zen garden, etc.


For Paul, this unity is paradise, but as they grow up Jean rebels against it. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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In addition to playing with such traditional oppositions as heterosexuality and homosexuality, city and countryside, heaven and hell, Tournier elaborates ingeniously on the profound opposition of chronology and meteorology—the fixed, regulated march of the hours on the one hand, and the wild, unpredictable fluctuation of the seasons on the other.

Dec 31, Stephen Smith rated it really liked it.