Books: Saint & Satan

THE STAR OF SATAN-Georges Ber-nanos-Macmlllan ($2.50).

Georges Bernanos is a French Catholic Royalist and a writer of furious eloquence. Best known of his novels is The Diary of A Country Priest. Les Grands Cimetieres sous la Lime (A Diary of My Times) was an excoriation of Generalissimo Franco's fascism which has been called "the greatest tract in a hundred years." The Star of Satan, first published in 1926, was awarded the Prix Goncourt. His first novel, it is sometimes spoken of as the fountainhead of the revival of idealism in French literature. In manner as well as in substance it dares extremes...

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