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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Saying this, however, is a bit like saying that ‘Ulysses’ tourjier about a man walking around Dublin, because Tournier uses the theme of twinship to explore a near infinity of dualities.

See all 7 reviews. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. 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.

It’s as though Alexandre is searching for his own twin. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The language –beautifully translated here– is dense and lush with images, colours, smells, ideas that startle the reader with their sheer beauty and novelty.


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. Maybe I’ll look at the original French version to review some of the imagery. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Jean has fled to Venice alone, the site of his almost-honeymoon with Sophie It was about being not-alone, about being connected to the world, somehow, some way, living in it by living above it, beyond it.

For most of the first half, the focus is on Alexandre – a gay dandy garbageman. The person alone is a person who is able to truly see the world, its patterns, its details, its movements both great and small.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. A sad and tragic sort of epiphany!

He takes a mistress an Jean and Paul are identical twins. Paul back at home, his left arm and leg amputated partially? Gemini by Gemiji Tournier. Outsiders, even their parents, cannot tell them apart, and call them Jean-Paul. Edouard’s mistress turns out to be a Jew, and is disappeared Jean and Paul are identical twins.

The richness and profoundity of this novel is not often encountered: Very interesting ideas here about identity and the nature of the self and soul. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.


Please provide an email address. The mysterious bond between them excludes all others; they speak their own language; they are one perfectly harmonious unit; they are, in all innocence, lovers.

Yet still alone, always alone.


Carrie rated it did not like it Sep 20, Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Gemini is a novel of extraordinary proportions, intricate images, and profound thought, in which Michel Tournier tells his fascinating story with an irresistible humor.

The exquisite love story of Jean-Paul is set against the ugliness and pain of human existence. Outsiders, even their parents, cannot tell them apart, and call them Jean-Paul. Again, the trick here reminds me most of the European authors for whom ideas were toys to be played with, rather than ttournier to be suffered under: