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Michel Tournier and the Metaphor of Fiction$
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David Platten

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780853238430

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313561

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Suspended Animation: Vendredi ou Les limbes du Pacifique

Suspended Animation: Vendredi ou Les limbes du Pacifique

(p.41) Chapter Two Suspended Animation: Vendredi ou Les limbes du Pacifique
Michel Tournier and the Metaphor of Fiction
Liverpool University Press

This chapter, which analyses the use of metaphor in Michael Tournier's first novel Vendredi ou Les limbes du Pacifique, suggests that this novel investigates the possibilities inherent in a philosophy of language and contains the initial parameters of Tournier's figurative discourse. It highlights the significant influence of Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and mentions that Tournier admitted consulting with Alexander Selkirk, the original Robinson Crusoe and real-life inspiration to Defoe.

Keywords:   limbes du Pacifique, metaphor, Michael Tournier, philosophy of language, figurative discourse, Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe, Alexander Selkirk

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