Read also: The writer Michel Tournier died at the age of 91.
The president praised ” the immense talent “ ” a great writer “, ” between realism and magic “
“Michel Tournier was a great writer, a European writer, whose work has crossed the XX th century marked the history of literature. Between realism and magic, his works have influenced a whole generation of French and Europeans love like him letters, history, adventure, nature and our continent. He always sought to reconcile the ideas and reality. “
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Twitter praised the memory of a ” great author “ and a ” Storyteller outstanding “. “In our hearts made sick by the time the work of art brings a bit of eternity” . . Michel Tournier thank you for this piece of eternity for his part, tweeted the Minister of Culture, Fleur Pellerin
Bernard Pivot, President of the Académie Goncourt, also paid tribute to the writer:
“Tomorrow, I can no longer meet Michel Tournier the question:” What is the greatest French novelist alive “? Michel Tournier joined tonight the big names in the history and myths of which he was the great novelist. “