Michel Tournier's Metaphysical Fictions

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This study of the fictional themes and techniques of Michel Tournier reveals his profound radicalism as a social critic and novelist despite the seeming conventionality of his works. Guided by Tournier's essays and interviews, Petit examines his fiction in light of plot sources, philosophical and anthropological training, and his belief that fiction should change the world. Close study of Vendredi ou les limbes du Pacifique, Le Roi des aulnes, Les Météores, Gaspard, Melchior et Balthazar, and La Goutte d'or, as well as the short fiction in Le Coq de bruyère and Le Médianoche amoureux, shows Tournier's revolutionary conception of plot structuring as he develops key themes, whether religion, sensuality, or prejudice, in more than twenty years spent reconceiving the nature of fiction.
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2001.  In Solitude and Its Ambiguities in Modernist Fiction,  pp. 49 ff. Crossref logo
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2012. Beyond the Margins: Identity Fragmentation in Visual Representation in Michel Tournier’s "La Goutte d’or". Text Matters :2  pp. 250 ff. Crossref logo
Mengozzi, Chiara
2017. Les marges de l’homme en jeu aux limbes du Pacifique. Revue Romane 52:2  pp. 260 ff. Crossref logo
Petit, Susan
2001. Michel Tournier: Ecrivain Croyant?. Christianity & Literature 50:2  pp. 313 ff. Crossref logo
Petit, Susan
2002. Michel Tournier, Christian Fiction, and Homosexuality: A Second Response to John M. Dunaway. Christianity & Literature 51:2  pp. 255 ff. Crossref logo
Tumanov, Vladimir
1999. Black and White: Michel Tournier, Anatole France and Genesis. Orbis Litterarum 54:4  pp. 301 ff. Crossref logo

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Literature & Literary Studies

Romance literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: DSB – Literary studies: general
BISAC Subject: LIT000000 – LITERARY CRITICISM / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  91040887