Franois Mauriac: On race, war, politics and religion: The great war through the 1960s
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2015 The Catholic University of America Press. Nathan Brachers Franois Mauriac on Race, War, Politics, and Religion: The Great War Through the 1960s consists of a selection of some ninety editorials penned by the Catholic novelist and intellectual Franois Mauriac, who received the Nobel Prize for literature and who was admitted to the Acadmie Franaise in 1933. As is often the case for prominent writers and intellectuals in France, Mauriac became active in political punditry early in his career, at the time of the First World War. Intensifying notably in the tumultuous years of the 1930s on, this activity continues to expand over the next five decades. After 1952, Mauriacs editorials came to represent the most important dimension of his intellectual activity. He was, to cite the prominent journalist and intellectual Jean Daniel of Le Nouvel Observateur, Frances most distinguished and formidable editorialist of the twentieth century.
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