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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But as they grow up Jean begins to feel the suffocation of Paul’s ovoid embrace. He always seems to be on the hunt and his homosexuality is presented as a gateway to the feelings the twins Jean and Paul have.

For Paul, this unity is paradise, To ask other readers questions about Geminiplease sign up. Outsiders, even their parents, cannot tell them apart, and call them Jean-Paul. Account Options Sign in. Jean is losing himself, his energy draining away Nov 10, Tristan Goding rated it it was amazing Shelves: He’s like Bolano in the way that his books seem to speak to one another: This is not an easy read in compositioncharacterization, writing style and philosophy, but I enjoyed in and it meant a lot to me.


So by the end of the day my memory of the dream is not the reality of the dream.

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At each port of call, Tournier unrolls serious philosophical essays on place–and they’re as intelligent as his discussion of the peculiar and documented psychology of twinship. See all 7 reviews. Nevertheless, thankful for having read its shortcomings.

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Elaborate, mellifluous, shocking at times, and always captivating. I read this within months of rereading Twins by Bari Wood, a sensationalistic mass market novel on the same theme. Brigitte orphanage for severely disabled children. Cet ouvrage raconte la vie de jumeaux, Jean et Paul.

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This is the book that would not END. Mann, Gombrowicz, Voltaire, even Verne the end third of this book reading, in many ways, like a simultaneous rewriting of both Around the World and 80 Days and Candide.

The book is littered with unpleasant metaphors with an obsessive and repetitive mixing of garbage and homosexual sex. For Paul, this unity is paradise, but as they grow up Jean rebels against it. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The characters are depicted with profound and original insight of their emotions and the meaning of love and religion.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. 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.


Gemini is a novel of extraordinary proportions, intricate images, and profound thought, in tourjier Michel Tournier tells his fascinating story with an irresistible humor.

Jean and Paul are the actual failures, failing at honesty with each other, with themselves, with the world at large. Jul 06, mark monday rated it really liked it Shelves: Twins fascinate me immensely. Alexandre moves to the Miramas garbage dump, which serves as the terminus for Marseilles And strangely, there is also a tapeworm.

The novel’s summary probably inspired in you anticipation to read about a deep brotherly bond which transcends the conventional idea of love– but michfl don’t get that, either.

For Paul, this unity is tpurnier, but as they grow up Jean rebels against it. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?