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Under Satan's Sun

3.63 of 5 stars 3.63  ·  rating details  ·  169 ratings  ·  7 reviews
This new translation marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of Georges Bernanos's first novel, Under Satan's Sun, a powerful account of intense spiritual struggle that reflects the author's deeply-felt religion. The work develops a theme that persistently inspired Bernanos: the existence of evil as a spiritual force and its dramatic role in human destiny.This haunting novel f...more
Hardcover, 257 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by University of Nebraska Press (first published 1926)
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Anna Prejanò
L’abate Donissan vede il mondo come un tavolo da gioco in cui la posta tra gli sfidanti – Dio e il diavolo – è l’uomo. La sua storia, sconcertante in sé, risulta tanto più perturbante quanto più l’autore dissemina particolari contraddittori, culminanti nella scena principale, quella dell’incontro con il Maligno, che addirittura ricalca passo passo i sintomi e lo svolgimento di una crisi maniacale, insinuando così non tanto il dubbio che il santo sia solo un pazzo, quanto quello che siano gli sta...more
I won't normally put books read for dissertation purposes up here, but this one deserves a review (Bernanos was one of the most important French Catholic novelists of the 20th century). This book is intense, mostly in a good way. Essentially it's an attempt to imagine what it would be like if a modern saint were born in the twentieth century, written by someone who truly hates the twentieth century and does not think a saint could find a place in it. There are some very creepy exorcist-style sce...more
røvsyg kamp mellem det gode og onde. pudsigt at præsten stadig kunne bruges som billede på det gode i ca 1925.

tænker at beskrivelsen af det onde meget godt passer med krimi genrens massemordere og andre superskurke. på den måde lever genren fint stadigvæk

billedet på det gode ligner mit selvbillede som ung kunstner; massere af hjerte, men ingen veltalenhed eller anden teknik.
Much more dogmatic than Diary of a Country Priest, and lacking the endearing directness or warmth of innocence. Still, Bernanos is a powerful storyteller, and this is a powerful story, startling in places with its timeliness and audacity.
Absolutely hated it.
Patrick Ciccone
Read it in French!
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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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