Michel Tournier

Description

This intriguing book provides a up-to-date introduction to the works of Michel Tournier, arguably the most internationally influential French novelist of the last 25 years. His novels have been widely translated and have often provoked controversy and incurred charges of perversion. This study examines the nature of the attack which Tournier mounts on many of the norms and assumptions of Western culture and his often startling reinterpretation of the mythologies which have nourished and sustained it. His critical review of contemporary culture places him in a radical tradition of French writers and aligns him with contemporaries such as Barthes, Foucault and some aspects of post-modernist thinking. This is the first study to provide a full picture of Tournier not just as a novelist but also as a prophet and dissenter who brings creative disruption to bear on what he views as deeply rooted repressive structures of thinking and feeling.

Details

Author(s)
David Gascoigne
Format
Paperback | 234 pages
Dimensions
137.4 x 213.6 x 14.7mm | 339.31g
Publication date
01 Mar 1996
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint
Berg Publishers
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
bibliography, index
ISBN10
1859730841
ISBN13
9781859730843