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Francois Mauriac Race War Pol Rel: The Great War Through the 1960s

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780813227894
Author(s): Nathan Bracher
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2015
Publisher: Catholic University of America Press
Dimensions: 157 x 236 x 28 (w x l x h)
Pages: 312

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Nathan Bracher's Francois Mauriac on Race, War, Politics, and Religion: The Great War Through the 1960s, consists of a selection of some ninety editorials penned by the Catholic novelist and intellectual Francois Mauriac, who received the Nobel Prize for literature and who was admitted to the Academie Francaise in 1933. As is often the case for prominent writers and intellectuals in France, Mauriac became active in political punditry early in his career, at the time of the First World War. Intensifying notably in the tumultuous years of the 1930s on, this activity continues to expand over the next five decades. After 1952, Mauriac's editorials came to represent the most important dimension of his intellectual activity. He was, to cite the prominent journalist and intellectual Jean Daniel of Le Nouvel Observateur, France's most distinguished and formidable editorialist of the twentieth century. Bracher's book provides for the first time an opportunity for English speaking readers to discover the incisive power, passionate humanity, and historical perspicacity that made his voice one of the most resonant in the French press.
Mauriac's public stances on events left nobody indifferent. He was the first to denounce torture in Algeria, and the most eloquent in appealing to the heritage of humanism left by Montaigne and the Sermon on the Mount. The editorials collected here moreover provi
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