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Mauriac, François (1885–1970) By Vial, Caroline

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1118-1
Published: 01/10/2016
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François Mauriac was a French novelist, essayist, poet, playwright and journalist. He was born in Bordeaux, France. He is best known for depicting trenchant psychological dramas and Christian characters struggling with a modern world. His widowed mother raised him with a stern, Catholic austerity that profoundly marked his literary works. His stories are typically set in his native Bordeaux and the Landes department in the southwest of France.

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Vial, Caroline. "Mauriac, François (1885–1970)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 1 Apr. 2023 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1118-1

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