The Mirror of Ideas

The Mirror of Ideas

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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.PAUL VALERY, Tel quel This collection of fifty-eight1 short essays analyzes what Tournier considers the aquot;key conceptsaquot; of thought, crucial ... And who is Angelus Choiselus, whose haunting words close the essay aquot;History and Geographyaquot;?

Title:The Mirror of Ideas
Author:Michel Tournier
Publisher:U of Nebraska Press - 1998-01


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