ISBN-10:
0820478261
ISBN-13:
9780820478265
Pub. Date:
01/26/2006
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Touching God: The Novels of Georges Bernanos in the Films of Robert Bresson

Touching God: The Novels of Georges Bernanos in the Films of Robert Bresson

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Touching God: The Novels of Georges Bernanos in the Films of Robert Bresson

Robert Bresson (1901-1999), one of the most original film-makers in the history of cinema, adapted two novels by Georges Bernanos (1888-1948), Journal d’un curé de campagne and Nouvelle Histoire de Mouchette. The Catholic novelist Bernanos and the spiritual filmmaker Bresson, each in his own way, articulate grace and redemption through the suffering and death of their heroes/heroines. As a result, the reader and the spectator come to sense the presence of God in all four works. Bresson’s techniques are presented and analyzed, as well as his later move to films without grace and redemption.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820478265
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date: 01/26/2006
Series: Currents in Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures Series , #144
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

The Author: Beth Kathryn Curran is Visiting Assistant Professor of French at Temple University in Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D. in French from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Her research interests include the socio-political aspects of contemporary French films and novels, the portrayal of children in European cinema and literature, and the development of new approaches to foreign language pedagogy.

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