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Michel Tournier (1924–2016)

Autor(a) de The Ogre

90+ Works 4,163 Membros 55 Reviews 16 Favorited

About the Author

Michel Édouard Tournier was born in Paris, France on December 19, 1924. He received a degree in philosophy and law from the Sorbonne and studied German philosophy at the University of Tübingen for four years. After failing the philosophy exam that would have certified him as a university teacher, mostrar mais he started producing radio and television programs and writing literary journalism. He was the press agent for a new radio station Europe 1 for four years. He then became the literary director of the publishing house Editions Plon. His first novel, Friday, was published in 1967 and won the Grand Prix du Roman by the Académie Française. His second novel, Le Roi des Aulnes, which was also published as The Ogre and The Erl-King, won the Prix Goncourt, France's top literary prize, in 1970. His other works included Friday and Robinson: Life on Speranza Island, Gemini, The Woodcock, The Fetishist, The Motionless Wanderer, The Four Wise Men, Gilles and Jeanne, The Golden Droplet, Keys and Locks, The Flight of the Vampire, and Mount Tabor and Mount Sinai. He died on January 18, 2016 at the age of 91. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Michel Tournier Around 1970

Obras de Michel Tournier

The Ogre (1970) 974 cópias
Friday, or, The Other Island (1967) 736 cópias
Friday and Robinson: life on Esperanza Island (1971) — Autor — 447 cópias
The Four Wise Men (1980) 297 cópias
Gemini (1975) 284 cópias
The Fetishist (1978) 227 cópias
The Golden Droplet (1985) 217 cópias
The Midnight Love Feast (1989) 188 cópias
Gilles and Jeanne (1983) 157 cópias
Le vent Paraclet (1978) 100 cópias
Eleazar, Exodus to the West (1996) 69 cópias
The Mirror of Ideas (1994) 54 cópias
Petites proses (1986) 51 cópias
Sept contes (1990) 33 cópias
Célébrations (1999) 23 cópias
Le bonheur en Allemagne ? (2004) 19 cópias
Journal extime (2002) 19 cópias
Lieux dits (2002) 15 cópias
Les vertes lectures (2006) 13 cópias
Le pied de la lettre (1994) 13 cópias
VAGABUNDO INMOVIL, EL (1984) 11 cópias
L'aire du Muguet (1997) 11 cópias
French Feast: A Traveler's Literary Companion (2011) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Barbedor (1980) 6 cópias
Vues de dos (1981) 5 cópias
Contes et petites proses (1992) 4 cópias
A Garden at Hammamet (1985) 3 cópias
Tom Thumb Runs Away (1979) 3 cópias
Alaïa (2000) 3 cópias
Voyages et paysages (1899) 3 cópias
Journal de voyage au Canada (1977) 3 cópias
Picătura de aur: [roman] (2003) 3 cópias
K sa d zyaz lar (1993) 2 cópias
I re Magi (Italian Edition) (2010) 2 cópias
Vendredi ou la Vie Sauvage (2018) 2 cópias
Älvakungen 2 cópias
O Galo do Mato 2 cópias
Saudek 2 cópias
Personalia 1 exemplar(es)
Cuma ya da Yaban Yasam (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
Vendredi ou La vie sauvage (1971) 1 exemplar(es)
Gulddroppen : [roman] (1987) 1 exemplar(es)
le nain rouge 1 exemplar(es)
Düşüncelerin Aynası 1 exemplar(es)
Dissal Gunluk (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
El Tabor y el Sinaí (1989) 1 exemplar(es)
Kaynak ve Çalı 1 exemplar(es)
Svetlolasa kraljica 1 exemplar(es)
Müneccim Krallar 1 exemplar(es)
Modernité de Michel Tournier (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
The Music of the Spheres 1 exemplar(es)
Angus (1992) 1 exemplar(es)
Kutsal Ruh 1 exemplar(es)
Fecioara si capcaunul 1 exemplar(es)
Meteorii: [roman] (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
La Famille Adam (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
Jardins de curé (2002) 1 exemplar(es)
A Rkiry (2002) 1 exemplar(es)
Lo specchio delle idee (1995) 1 exemplar(es)
Cuma ya da Pasifik Arafi (2000) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Three Tales (1877) — Prefácio, algumas edições2,282 cópias
Telling Tales (2004) — Contribuinte — 342 cópias
The Penguin Book of International Gay Writing (1995) — Contribuinte — 177 cópias
The Ecco Book of Christmas Stories (2005) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
Tahiti Tattoos (1998) — Introdução — 45 cópias
Madagascar (1995) — Introdução, algumas edições39 cópias
Beach : Stories by the Sand and Sea (2000) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Waterline (1994) — Autor — 19 cópias
Robinson Crusoe (1719) — Prefácio, algumas edições10 cópias
Michel Tournier : informatie (1987) — Autor — 8 cópias
Don Quijote: Alrededor Del Mundo (2005) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Freitag oder Im Schoss des Pazifik (1992) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Van Flaubert tot heden : Franse verhalen — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Prachtig weer verhalen (1994) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Europe, N° 914-915 : La Comtesse de Ségur (2005) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum



El Rey de los Alisos, la novela con la que Michel Tournier obtuvo el Premio Goncourt, narra la historia de Abel Tiffauges, un extraño prisionero francés en la Alemania del II Reich, mezcla de ogro depredador y adolescente perverso, que se siente predestinado para llevar a cabo una misión en Prusia, cuna legendaria de la nación alemana.
Natt90 | outras 16 resenhas | Mar 29, 2023 |
Michel Tournier, lindur në Paris më 1924. Është mbiquajtur "Kontrabandisti i Filozofisë" meqë u rrek të kalonte Platonin, Spinozën dhe Kantin në botën e historive dhe rrëfimeve. Ka jetuar në Vallèe de Chevreuse pranë Parisit. Për këtë roman është vlerësuar me Çmimin Grand Prix të Akademisë Franceze në 1967; Çmimin Goncourt (1970) për romanin "Mbreti i Verrishtave"; Anëtar i Akademisë Goncourt (1972) dhe Medalja Goethe (1993). Konsiderohet si një nga prozatorët më të mëdhenj me inspirim metafizik të gjysmës së dytë të shekullit XX.… (mais)
BibliotekaFeniks | outras 9 resenhas | Jan 12, 2023 |
Where J M Coetzee's Foe is a playful reworking of the Robinson Crusoe story informed by late-20th-century ideas about gender, colonialism, and how narratives are created, Tournier's version is — as you might expect — a philosophical exploration of where the solitary castaway stands in a post-Sartre world in which "hell is other people". Does the world have any existence outside our own perceptions if there are no other people to challenge those perceptions?

Tournier starts out with a fairly straightforward recap of Defoe's picture of the indefatigable British capitalist gritting his teeth to re-create all the elements of a productive economy — except sexuality — on his uninhabited island, then gradually subverts it, as Robinson becomes obsessed with the technology of production and creates vast excesses of agricultural products he has no use or market for. And of course his Robinson is not an asexual being like Defoe's, but finds himself experimenting with various kinds of sexual relationship with the island of Speranza herself. What could be more 1960s than X-certificate tree-hugging..?

Robinson's rescue of Friday from the human sacrifice he's been designated for is an accident — Robinson has already made the rational decision to side with the stronger party, but his bullet goes astray — but the entry of this new person into the island is the key moment in Robinson's philosophical release from his previous life. Friday starts out as the willing slave, but he has something Robinson lacks, being prepared to commit himself to projects without a utilitarian purpose — in particular, to create playful works of art. This ends up transforming the way both of them see the world. It liberates Friday to return to a new life as a full-fledged adult, and it brings Robinson into a meaningful spiritual communion with the island, free from his capitalist baggage.
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thorold | outras 9 resenhas | Apr 15, 2022 |
In this literary masterpiece Tournier explores every possible aspect of twinship. He does not just talk about human twins, but also the duality between countries, between the long day and night in Iceland, in homosexual relationships, the balance achieved in oneness a Zen garden, etc.. Despite the fact that the story may seem a little farfetched it is spellbinding and full of unexpected twists.
This is not an easy read in composition , characterization, writing style and philosophy, but I enjoyed in and it meant a lot to me.… (mais)
Marietje.Halbertsma | outras 3 resenhas | Jan 9, 2022 |



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