One of the great mavericks of French literature, Georges Bernanos combined raw realism with a spiritual focus of visionary intensity. Mouchette stands with his celebrated "Diary of a Country Priest" as the perfection of his singular art. Nothing but a little savage is how the village school-teacher describes fourteen-year-old Mouchette, and that view is echoed by every right-thinking local citizen. Mouchette herself doesn t bother to contradict it; ragged, foulmouthed, dirt-poor, a born liar and loser, she knows herself ...

Mouchette 2005, New York Review of Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781590171516

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Mouchette 1991, PAJ Publications

ISBN-13: 9781555540234

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