LETTERS ON ART AND LITERATURE by Francois Mauriac

LETTERS ON ART AND LITERATURE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This little book of letters addressed to various prominent French writers such as Camus and Cocteau discusses many controversial issues in the never-ending dialogue that French writers hold with each other. Its style is lucid and attractive; its point of view tender, noble and Catholic, for Mauriac is prominent in that group of Catholic writers to which Claudel, Jacques Maritain and Bernanos belong. He discusses subjects which vary from a Cocteau ballet to the Boy Scouts, the role of a devout parish priest to Gide's cultivation of evil. Charming, and disarming, as much of it is, there is little in the content to attract an American audience- over and above followers and fanciers of modern French aesthetes and intellectuals.

ISBN: 0806529008
Publisher: Philosophical Library