Dialogues des carmélites
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Dialogues des carmélites

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Bernanos avait été chargé de composer les dialogues d'un scénario cinématographique, lui-même tiré de la célèbre nouvelle de Gertrud von Le Fort, La Dernière à l'échafaud, ayant pour thème la marche au martyre de seize carmélites de Compiègne qui furent guillotinées en place de Grève le 17 juillet 1794. Mais l'œuvre de Bernanos est profondément différente du récit allemand...more
Poche, 154 pages
Published February 9th 1996 by Seuil (first published 1949)
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Stefan Garcia
Foremost, I think this play is an interesting precursor to the film Of Gods and Men. Like that film, it is about the courage of martyrdom and the people who have to make that choice. The character of Blanche is the difference here, she is an investigation of fear that pushes some people into religious life. She is the exception who most atheists think is the rule of the religious person. I love this play partially because of the sisters' individual personalities and intellects, which we rarely s...more
Tom
Read the book after seeing the opera in Central City. Gives a view into the French Revolution, its terror, and the execution of a cloister of religious sisters (The Carmelites); it is said that the execution of these sisters was so revulsive to the French population that it contributed to the end of the Reign of Terror.
Declan Huerta
Como todo en Bernanos, impactante. Blanca de la Force es todo un itinerario en sí misma. Muestra descarnadamente la flaqueza humana, y a la vez la fuerza del amor, que lleva en verdad a dar la vida. Aquí se cumple lo que Bernanos decía: los santos son los dueños del mundo.
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Sep 13, 2008 Liliana Bachelder rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Liliana by: a vcatholic at work, also an opera lover
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Georges Bernanos était un écrivain français, gagneur du Grand Prix du Roman de l'Académie française en 1936 avec Journal d'un curé de campagne.

George Bernanos was a French writer. His 1936 book, Journal d'un curé de campagne (Diary of a Country Priest), won the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française.
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