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The Empire of the Child

in Michel Tournier and the Metaphor of Fiction

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238430
eISBN:
9781846313561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238430.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the role of the child in Michael Tournier's fiction. It suggests that Tournier writes to recapture the lost islands of our childish imaginings but the idea that he is deeply ... More


The Kingdom of the Narrator

in Michel Tournier and the Metaphor of Fiction

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238430
eISBN:
9781846313561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238430.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

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 ... More


The Drive for Reference

in Michel Tournier and the Metaphor of Fiction

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238430
eISBN:
9781846313561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238430.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Michael Tournier's second and most controversial novel, Le Roi des aulnes. It explains that this work sought to aestheticise Nazism, and describes the difficulties Tournier ... More


Suspended Animation: Vendredi ou Les limbes du Pacifique

in Michel Tournier and the Metaphor of Fiction

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238430
eISBN:
9781846313561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238430.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

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 ... More


Perspectives on Metaphor and Literary Fiction

in Michel Tournier and the Metaphor of Fiction

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238430
eISBN:
9781846313561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238430.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses metaphor in literary fiction in the context of French author Michael Tournier's works. It offers an argument rooted in the presupposition that the study of metaphor helps ... More


Conclusion

in Michel Tournier and the Metaphor of Fiction

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238430
eISBN:
9781846313561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238430.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on metaphor in literary fiction in the context of French author Michael Tournier's works, suggesting that the works of Tournier impart an imaginary ... More


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