Georges Bernanos: The Theological Source of His Art

Georges Bernanos: The Theological Source of His Art

by Michael Tobin

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Georges Bernanos: The Theological Source of His Art by Michael Tobin

French journalist, polemicist, and novelist Georges Bernanos (1888-1948) is perhaps best known through Robert Bresson's film adaptation of Journal d'un curé de campagne (winner of the Grand prix du roman de l'Académie française; published in English as Diary of a Country Priest), Francis Poulenc's operatic adaptation of Dialogues des Carmélites, his first novel Sous le soleil de Satan, and the essay Les Grands Cimetières sous la Lune.

Michael Tobin's study is part literary criticism, part biography. Tobin follows Bernanos and his family from France to Spain during the Civil War and then to Brazil and North Africa. He also provides a thematic synthesis of Bernanos' novels and his extensive body of non-fiction, demonstrating that one fundamental theological truth - the Incarnation of God in Jesus Christ - was the the unifying factor of Bernanos's entangled political and social criticism and the engine of his creative imagination.

Recent English translations of some of Bernanos' novels have sparked renewed interest in his work in North America. Georges Bernanos includes Tobin's translations of essential texts that have never before appeared in English.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780773560451
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 10/17/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Michael R. Tobin is associate professor, French, St Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan, and a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Catholic Literature.

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