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 (môr′ē-äk′, môr-yäk′), François 1885-1970.
French writer many of whose novels, notably Thérèse Desqueyroux (1927), are psychological studies of temptation, sin, and redemption in the lives of bourgeois characters. He won the 1952 Nobel Prize for literature.
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(French mɔrjak)
(Biography) François (frɑ̃swa). 1885–1970, French novelist, noted esp for his psychological studies of the conflict between religious belief and human desire. His works include Le désert de l'amour (1925), Thérèse Desqueyroux (1927), and Le nœud de vipères (1932): Nobel prize for literature 1952
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François, 1885–1970, French novelist: Nobel prize 1952.
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1 See A Mauriac Reader, with an introduction by Wallace Fowlie (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1968), for the most comprehensive edition of Mauriac's novels available in English.
Screenplay, Miller, Natalie Carter, based on the novel by Francois Mauriac. Reviewed at Cannes Film Festival (closer), May 25, 2012.
An adaptation of the Francois Mauriac novel "Therese Desqueyroux," in which she starred, closed the festival last year.
In Mauriac Syndrome, liver enzyme derangement is not always observed.
The students were paired up with those of a similar age from the Lycee Polyvalent de Mauriac in the Auvergne region.
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.
In differential diagnosis of Mauriac syndrome, congenital glycogenoses should also be considered.
The 180km second stage starts today in Mauriac, taking riders east across central France to Craponne-sur-Arzon.
His topics include after The Tragic Vision: Krieger and criticism, Lentricchia and crisis, witnessing the impossible: Laub, Felman, and the testimony of trauma; counter-redemptive hermeneutics in Wiesel, Mauriac, Blanchot, Levinas, and Genesis 1; and literary reading, the M|bian, and the posthumous.
Mauriac n'a pas echappe aux feux des offensives verbales, venues de son propre camp, quelques colons, dits aussi Francais de Casablanca.