Jump to navigation Jump to bernanos PDF « Bernanos » redirects here. For Georges Bernanos’s son, a poet and fantasy writer, see Michel Bernanos. French author, and a soldier in World War I.
Bernanos was born in Paris, into a family of craftsmen. He spent much of his childhood in the village of Fressin, Pas de Calais region, which became a frequent setting for his novels. 1932, Bernanos despised Fascism, which he described as « disgustingly monstrous » well before World War II broke out in Europe. He initially supported Francisco Franco and the Falange at the outset of the Spanish Civil War. With political tensions rising in Europe, Bernanos emigrated to South America with his family in 1938, settling in Brazil. He remained until 1945 in Barbacena, State of Minas Gerais, where he tried his hand at managing a farm. After France’s Liberation, De Gaulle invited Bernanos to return to his homeland, offering him a post in the government.
Bernanos did return but, disappointed to perceive no signs of spiritual renewal, he declined to play an active role in French political life. Mouchette was adapted into a film of the same name by Robert Bresson, released in 1967. Under the Sun of Satan: his novel was adapted as a film of the same name, produced in 1987 in France. The film won the Palme d’Or prize at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.
London: The Bodley Head, 1927 . The Diary of a Country Priest. London: The Bodley Head, 1937 . Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2000. New York: Pantheon Books, 1946 .
London: The Bodley Head, 1966 . The Last Essays of Georges Bernanos. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1999. George Bernanos: A Mystic in the World, » The Irish Monthly, Vol. Georges Bernanos: The Theological Source of his Art. Bernanos, Drumont, and the Rise of French Fascism, » The Review of Politics, Vol.