Decades after the publication of Vendredi ou les limbes du Pacifique, Michel Tournier’s rendering of the 1719 classic, The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, remains a narrative tour de force. Tournier’s very first novel, Vendredi bespoke such virtuosity that it was awarded the highly prestigious Grand Prix du roman de l’Académie française [French Academy’s Grand Prize for a Novel] in 1967. Not one text, but many, it transposes Daniel Defoe’s Enlightenment-era tale into a postmodern reflection on the Self and the Other in a remarkably compelling, multifaceted way. In fact, so fascinated was Tournier with the story that he reworked his novel i…
EVANS, Beverly. "Vendredi ou les Limbes du Pacifique". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 23 June 2011; last revised 30 November -1.
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