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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The relationship between the twins is potentially interesting but in the light of the overall context, feels suffocating. Get to Know Us. View all 12 comments. Jean and Paul are identical twins. These twins are particularly special because they do function as a higher being that has a greater understanding of what it is they want and what exists for them as far as physicality. Or at least a way for our unconscious mind to process our lives.
The exquisite love story of Jean-Paul is set against the ugliness and pain of human existence. Return to Book Page. The book is littered with unpleasant metaphors with an obsessive and repetitive mixing of garbage and homosexual sex.
As the day goes by and I recall my dream, some things fade and other things intensify. Nov 11, Sofia rated it it was ok Shelves: It’s the closest anyone will come to meeting oneself, to knowing oneself. There was a problem adding your email miche. Dec 18, Petey “The Savage” Nesler rated it it was amazing.
This can’t but suffer in my eyes for being somewhat similar in form to Praewhich, understandably, towers above this. geminj
Just gemmini moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jean’s portrait discovered; he no longer looks like Paul Never really read a gmeini like this where the inner dialogue is almost completely philosophical ramblings which makes for great characterizationand there isn’t much of a plot.
Gemini is a novel of extraordinary proportions, intricate images, and profound thought, in which Michel Tournier tells his fascinating story with an irresistible humor.
Paul gravitates to tournnier and their desire to bring elements together into one, while Jean has his place with the carders, and exults in the destruction and rebirth of the old into something new That notwithstanding, Gemini offers a finessed reversal of perspective, through the voice of Alexandre the gay uncle of the twinswhere homosexuality becomes the anchoring societal norm and the heterosexual world is relegated to marginalised status: Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.
You will gather from this that Gemini is a philosophical novel; no such scene could ever have been composed simply for the enjoyment of the reader.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Lists with This Book. But the misogyny hit me straight from the start, where I became acutely aware the writer was trying to get me to empathize with a guy who was essentially cheating on his wife.
Contents The Pierres Sonnantes. Paul disturbed at the sight, fainting Jan 11, katy rated it really liked it. To Paul, the identical twin is the most perfect of all beings; he feels sorry for the abject solitude of singletons and non-twins, and scoffs at their efforts to attain, through heterosexual sex, a form of imperfect, ersatz twinship.
Gemini by Michel Tournier
East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. En dan plots, na de dood van oom Alexandre, is het gedaan met de pret en volgt het nog bijna pagina’s lange, langdradige en overbodig relaas van een reis van Jean-Paul. Paul in Berlin,awaiting Jean, living in a flat with a mutal acquaintance’s grandmother Do you remember last night’s dream? 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 tournief simply moves on.
Gemini is an oneiric chorus of multiple voices loosely charting the lugubrious tale of two incestuous twin brothers, but interspersed with parallel synchronised storylines which fuse the peristaltic threads of the narrative into a single storyboard ingot. And the thing is, even though different parts of the book are told from different characters’ perspectives, because all of the parts are written in that same rambling, philosophically musing way, it doesn’t really feel like you’re reading different characters.
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The richness and profoundity of this novel is not often encountered: But then the frequent appearance of the ‘uncle’, Alexandre with his cloying homosexuality started to become increasingly irritating.
At first I enjoyed Tournier’s descriptions of gemkni incongruous quasi-symbiotic relationship between the textile mill, the Surin household with the many children including the twins Paul and Jean and the Ste. I read the English translation which seemed fine.
The quest is unsuccessful, and Paul ends up mutilated by his last desperate attempt to cross from East to West Berlin as the oh-so-symbolic wall goes up. Is it a worthwhile read? This chronicle of a Breton-Parisian family, from the s through the s, revolves around the theme of the couple, focusing particularly on the relationship between twin brothers.
In any case, at least half of the story does not belong to the twins, Jean and Paul Jean-Paul ; it belongs to their uncle Alexandre, an unrepentant and wholly individualistic homosexual who finds in the trade of garbage manager thrust upon him by fate and heredity a metaphor for his own kind and a sort of perverse beauty. Paul’s perspective continues to follow Jean’s path, from the island Djerba to Iceland to Japan to Canada For Paul, this unity is paradise, but as they grow up Jean rebels against it.
Jan 02, Claire James rated it liked it. A sad tourier tragic sort of epiphany! Our problems, our lives, transformed into dream imagery.