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Michel Tournier

Author: David Gascoigne
Publisher: Oxford ; Washington, D.C. : Berg, ©1996.
Series: New directions in European writing.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This intriguing book provides a up-to-date introduction to the works of Michel Tournier, arguably the most internationally influential French novelist of the last 25 years. His novels have been widely translated and have often provoked controversy and incurred charges of perversion. This study examines the nature of the attack which Tournier mounts on many of the norms and assumptions of Western culture and his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gascoigne, David.
Michel Tournier.
Oxford ; Washington, D.C. : Berg, 1996
(OCoLC)605357334
Online version:
Gascoigne, David.
Michel Tournier.
Oxford ; Washington, D.C. : Berg, 1996
(OCoLC)609233811
Named Person: Michel Tournier; Michel Tournier; Michel Tournier; Michel Tournier; Michel Tournier; Michel Tournier
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Gascoigne
ISBN: 1859730248 9781859730249 1859730841 9781859730843
OCLC Number: 34409823
Description: xi, 234 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The Craft of Construction ---
2. The Writer as Delinquent ---
3. Channels of Desire ---
4. (Mis)Reading the Bible ---
5. The Order of the Elements ---
6. At the Dictate of the Child ---
7. The Initiatic Narrative ---
8. The Escape from History ----
Epilogue: Tournier's Signature.
Series Title: New directions in European writing.
Responsibility: David Gascoigne.
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Abstract:

This intriguing book provides a up-to-date introduction to the works of Michel Tournier, arguably the most internationally influential French novelist of the last 25 years. His novels have been widely translated and have often provoked controversy and incurred charges of perversion. This study examines the nature of the attack which Tournier mounts on many of the norms and assumptions of Western culture and his often startling reinterpretation of the mythologies which have nourished and sustained it. His critical review of contemporary culture places him in a radical tradition of French writers and aligns him with contemporaries such as Barthes, Foucault and some aspects of post-modernist thinking. This is the first study to provide a full picture of Tournier not just as a novelist but also as a prophet and dissenter who brings creative disruption to bear on what he views as deeply rooted repressive structures of thinking and feeling.

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