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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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The Kingdom of the Narrator

The Kingdom of the Narrator

(p.131) Chapter Four The Kingdom of the Narrator
Michel Tournier and the Metaphor of Fiction
Liverpool University Press

This chapter, which examines criticisms on the works of Michael Tournier and the relation of his fiction to contemporary culture, describes specialists' commentaries on Tournier's La Goutte d'or and Les Météores, and how Tournier redefined himself through Le Miroir des idée. It explains that Le Miroir des idée generated a number of fascinating arguments including that the powerful human instinct to metaphorise is dangerous because it obscures the real battle which should always take place at an abstract or theological level.

Keywords:   Michael Tournier, criticisms, fiction, contemporary culture, La Goutte d'or, Les Météores, Miroir des idée, metaphor

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