Michel Tournier died today.
One of the best french authors ever.
Can we have a memorial thread?
1996 : Le Roi des aulnes, film germano-franco-britannique réalisé par Volker Schlöndorff, d'après le roman éponyme publié en 1970.
À la télévision
1990 : La Goutte d'or, téléfilm français de Marcel Bluwal, d'après le roman éponyme publié en 1985.
ça vaut le coup ?
I was also introduced to Tournier via Deleuze's Logic of Sense. It's been a long time since I read, but I remember Friday being an interesting retelling of Robinson Crusoe (within a broader context of an inquiry into alterity, tellurian forces, and l'événement).
>tfw reading Les Météores for the first time
Yeah, in Logic and sense it's mentioned too (haven't read it yet); for myself it was in one older essay by Deleuze: L’Ile déserte (Desert islands in English I think), he talks there about Friday and about Suzanne et le Pacifique by Giraudoux; great essay, great books.
My dad recommended Tournier to me when I was 15 or 16 or something. When I got to Les Météores I got really gay feels, and then was confused why he would give such a book to me.
Anyway we still discuss his books and we were literally the only people to share a news story about his death in Facebook. Such is life in this cultural peripheria.
Tournier? I vaguely remember having read a short story by him in an anthology about ten years ago. I vaguely remember it was called The Red Dwarf or something close and it was vaguely and sexually shocking. The details are a bit -- let me find the right word -- vague.
I'm not even sure if I got the right guy here. Anyway, he looks like the grandpa I wish I had.