Georges Bernanos

Georges Bernanos was a French author and soldier, known for his novels and essays that often explored themes of faith and existentialism. His notable works include 'Diary of a Country Priest' and 'Under the Sun of Satan'.


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  1. 1. Under Satan's Sun

    "Under Satan's Sun" is a gripping narrative set in the rural French countryside, where a young, idealistic priest struggles with his faith and the harsh realities of his parishioners' lives. He battles against alcoholism, loneliness, and the indifference of his congregation. The novel explores the themes of faith, despair, and redemption, offering a profound and introspective look into the human condition and the challenges of spiritual leadership.

    The 1140th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. The Diary of a Country Priest

    "The Diary of a Country Priest" is a novel centered around a young, inexperienced priest assigned to his first parish in rural France. The narrative unfolds through the priest's diary entries, revealing his struggles with his health, faith, and the indifference or hostility of his parishioners. Despite the hardships, the priest remains committed to his vocation and the spiritual welfare of his community. His journey is marked by self-doubt, loneliness, and a humble yet profound understanding of suffering and grace.

    The 1393rd Greatest Book of All Time