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Michel Tournier and the Metaphor of Fiction

David Platten


Michel Tournier is a writer who explores complex philosophical questions in the guise of concrete, imagistic narratives. This comprehensive study privileges the notion of literary reference, by which the world of text is understood or experienced in metaphorical relation to the world outside of it. Metaphor, in the context of Tournier's fiction, shows how the fantastic merges with the real to provide new perspectives on many diverse aspects of the modern world: the Crusoe myth, Nazism, the value to society of art and religion, and the nature of education. This book elucidates an aesthetic of T ... More

Keywords: Michel Tournier, literary reference, metaphor, fantastic, reality, Crusoe myth, Nazism, religion, education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780853238430
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313561


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Platten, author