Tournier treats pairs both lowly and exalted-moving from fork and spoon, horse and bull, cat and dog, to fear and anguish, poetry and prose, body and soul, being and nothingness. Hardly an exhaustive inventory of traditional pairs, his selection nonetheless opens the door to patterns deeply embedded in culture and civilization, speech and writing, memory and habit. Possessed of both brilliant surfaces and surprising depths, Tournier's myriad reflections on the mirror of language reveal why his works have generated international attention and acclaim.
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Number of pages: 137
Weight: 412 g
Dimensions: 139 x 235 x 19 mm