BERNANOS Georges (1888-1948)

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BERNANOS Georges (1888-1948)
Autograph letter signed to Frédéric LEFEVRE, [1926]; 10 pages in-4.
Exceptional manifesto letter from Georges Bernanos, entirely devoted to his book Sous le soleil de Satan.
... "The essential misunderstanding, the absolute cruelty of the writer's life appears to me each day with greater evidence..." "Satan's Sun, on the contrary, I wrote it sincerely, with a beautiful imprudence..."
It is true that the war forced us to a complete revision of moral values [...] that we felt revolted, raised with hatred like the mysticism that the big newspapers, offered to this poor overworked people: the religion of the goddess France and Saint Poilu..."
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