Francois Mauriac

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Noun1.Francois Mauriac - French novelist who wrote about the conflict between desire and religious belief (1885-1970)
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PEN members through the years have included Nobel laureates Mario Vargas Llosa, Nadine Gordimer, Gunter Grass, Francois Mauriac and Liu Xiabao.
Moving into the postwar years, the narrative ground shifts as Martin probes social conflicts, moral ambiguities, and political cynicism through works of fiction, extensively in Roger Martin du Card's multinovel series The Thibaults, and selectively in writings by Henri Barbusse, Colette, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Julien Green, Irene Nemirovsky, Francois Mauriac, Georges Bernanos, and Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
Ce livre avait valu a son auteur le Prix Francois Mauriac de l'Academie francaise et le Prix des cinq continents, decerne par l'Organisation internationale de la francophonie, en plus du Prix [beaucoup moins que] Escale litteraire [beaucoup plus grand que] d'Alger, decerne par des ecrivains et journalistes algeriens et francais.
"No love, no friendship, can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever." - Francois Mauriac
In one famous exchange over the purge trials of Vichy collaborators, Camus reacted strongly against Catholic intellectual Francois Mauriac for "throwing Christ in my face." Camus couldn't have been more right.
authors of the Catholic revival of the 1920s and 1930s, such as Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, Georges Bernanos, and Francois Mauriac, bear an uneasy relation to the term 'modernism'-their protagonists contemplate theological issues of sin and redemption in the context of fairly conventional novels of manners or genres such as detective fiction" (18).
A free-spirited Frenchwoman, whose life is slowly poisoned by the expectations of the Catholic landed gentry on the 1928 Atlantic Coast, gives her husband a taste of his own medicine in "Therese Desqueyroux," a low-pulse adaptation of the novel by Nobel Prize winner Francois Mauriac. The last feature from the late Claude Miller ("A Secret," "Class Trip") stars an ashen-faced Audrey Tautou and is tastefully upholstered, but the narrative, told in linear fashion rather than using the book's flashback structure, generates little heat, empathy or momentum.
It is, therefore, a great privilege to present in this issue of Modern Age the reflections of the distinguished French scholar Philippe Beneton on the intellectual and personal relationship between the novelist Francois Mauriac and the philosopher Jacques Maritain, two towering figures in twentieth-century French letters.
Nathan met with politicians and intellectuals including Pope John Paul VI, Jean Paul Sartre, Francois Mauriac, Bertrand Russell, and Senator Robert Kennedy, among others, appealing to all to help end Arab-Israeli hostilities.
He was also the youngest son of Francois Mauriac, a writer de Gaulle held in such esteem that he was moved to quote him in one of his famous radio addresses from London.

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