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Mouchette

Mouchette

Paperback

Series: New York Review Books Classics

Literary Fiction

Publisher Price: $15.95

ISBN10: 1590171519
ISBN13: 9781590171516
Publisher: New York Review Of Books
Published: Nov 1 2005
Pages: 127
Weight: 0.40
Height: 0.39 Width: 5.04 Depth: 8.06
Language: English
One of the great mavericks of French literature, Georges Bernanos combined raw realism with a spiritual focus of visionary intensity. Mouchette stands with his celebrated Diary of a Country Priest as the perfection of his singular art.

Nothing but a little savage is how the village school-teacher describes fourteen-year-old Mouchette, and that view is echoed by every right-thinking local citizen. Mouchette herself doesn't bother to contradict it; ragged, foulmouthed, dirt-poor, a born liar and loser, she knows herself to be, in the words of the story, alone, completely alone, against everyone. Hers is a tale of tragic solitude in which despair and salvation appear to be inextricably intertwined.

Bernanos uncompromising genius was a powerful inspiration to Flannery O'Connor, and Mouchette was the source of a celebrated movie by Robert Bresson.

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