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 (): Michel Tournier, Ann Carter: Books

A way for toudnier unconscious mind to communicate with our conscious mind, perhaps. Dec 18, Petey “The Savage” Nesler rated it it was amazing.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Do you remember last night’s dream? See all 7 reviews. I’d like to read this gemiji on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Anne Laurel Carter Translator. The Four Wise Men. In this he has a point: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. 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.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. 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.


Alexandre moves to the tourmier dump at Saint-Escobille, serving Paris Of course, the sting in the tail is that mum is never seen again. What story there is, thereafter, is minimal.

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What did I learn from this book? Jun 22, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: Jean’s portrait discovered; he no longer looks like Paul At first I enjoyed Tournier’s descriptions of the incongruous quasi-symbiotic relationship between the textile mill, the Surin household with the many children including the twins Paul and Jean and the Ste. Tournier tries to give us a novel that is also a meditation and demonstration, but his formal anxiety causes him I think to occasionally slight his most obvious strength that is, his ability to build and describe the interior worlds of his characters in favor of what the novel “should do” move forward, give us plot.

View all 27 comments. Perhaps a timely reminder we are all poos in a pod. Alexandre takes over the family business and becomes The Dandy Garbage Man He is the author of several novels, including The Ogre, Friday, and Geminialso available in paperback from Johns Hopkins. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. For Paul, this unity is paradise, but as they grow up Jean rebels against it.

Nov 10, Tristan Goding rated it it was amazing Shelves: Alexandre at his caustic best, the loveable Sam, the intriguing Fabienne, the truly awful moment when the tapeworm exits and the quick-thinking actions of Alexandre to aid Fabienne.

The irony is that his twinship gmini is imperfect, because Jean wants none of it. Michel Tournier’s novel is extraordinary in its rich, dizzying explorations of dualities, complementarities, oppositions, reflections, separations, conjoinings and dispairments. Common terms and phrases Alexandre arms Berlin body breath Briffaut Brigitte’s called child comes course Cranes dark Deborah dispaired Djerba dogs door dump ears earth Edouard Eustache everything exogamy eyes Fabienne face fact feel feet Fleurette Franz garbage garden geminate cell hand head heart heterosexual homosexual Houmt Souk Iceland Jean Jean’s Kantara kind knew Kraus light living look Toournier Meline meters Michel Tournier Milepost Miramas morning moving never night non-twin once Paris Paul Pentecost Phileas Fogg Pierres Sonnantes quarry quiet storm Ralph rats refuse Ribeauville Roanne ruah rubbish sand secret seemed sex organ side smell Sophie stone stopped sure Surin thing thought tion turned twin brother twinless twinship Venice watch West Berlin whole wind window women word Zen garden.


Gemiin rated it really liked it Sep 11, Join our email listserv and receive monthly updates on the latest titles. Review “An exceptional, incomparable novel.


This is not an easy read in compositioncharacterization, writing style and philosophy, but I enjoyed in and it meant a lot to me. Please try again later.

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