A Woman Of The Pharisees

A Woman Of The Pharisees

François Mauriac / Jan 24, 2020

A Woman Of The Pharisees Book jacket back Francois Mauriac who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in is famous for his subtle character portraits of the French rural classes and for depicting their struggles aspirations

  • Title: A Woman Of The Pharisees
  • Author: François Mauriac
  • ISBN: 9780140104042
  • Page: 144
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  • Book jacket back Francois Mauriac who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1952 is famous for his subtle character portraits of the French rural classes and for depicting their struggles, aspirations and traditions The Woman of the Pharisees one of Mauriac s most accomplished novels is a penetrating evocation of the moral and religious values of a Bordeaux communityBook jacket back Francois Mauriac who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1952 is famous for his subtle character portraits of the French rural classes and for depicting their struggles, aspirations and traditions The Woman of the Pharisees one of Mauriac s most accomplished novels is a penetrating evocation of the moral and religious values of a Bordeaux community In Brigitte, we see how the ideals of love and companionship are stifled in the presence of a self righteous woman whose austere religious principals lead her to interfere disasterously in the lives of others One by one the unwitting victims fall prey to the bleakness of her perfection A conscientious schoolteacher, a saintly priest, her husband and stepdaughter and an innocent schoolboy are all confronted with tragedy and upheaval But the author s extraordinary gift for psychological insight goes on to show how redeeeming features inevitably surface from disaster The unfolding drama is seen through the discerning eye of a young Louis Brigitte s stepson whose point of view is skillfully blended into the mature and understanding adult he later becomes.

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      • François Mauriac

        Fran ois Charles Mauriac was a French writer and a member of the Acad mie fran aise He was awarded the 1952 Nobel Prize in Literature for the deep spiritual insight and the artistic intensity with which he has in his novels penetrated the drama of human life Mauriac is acknowledged to be one of the greatest Roman Catholic writers of the 20th century.


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    1. This is my first reading of Mauriac's work, and it's a gem. The author has achieved the singular feat of creating a female character who is simultaneously protagonist and antagonist, told from the perspective of an old man (the "Pharisee's" step-child) looking back on his childhood. The book is dark, and even thought the French-existentialist school has deep inroads in the narrative, I believe it has interesting and poetic insights into the spiritual struggle with the self, as well as into the a [...]


    2. Dietro un’apparente cattiveria può nascondersi, a volte, una persona davvero malvagia.Così diceva Giovanni Soriano in Maldetti. Pensieri in soluzione acida. E non aveva tutti i torti.Ci sono un sacco di cose che mi rendono nervosa e irascibile, ma poche mi fanno veramente imbestialire. Oltre ai soprusi su chi non si può difendere, oltre all’accanimento della malasorte su chi ha già le reni spezzate dalle proprie sciagure personali, oltre alla violenza gratuita, una cosa che mi fa infuria [...]


    3. Unless you’re talking about a member of an ancient Jewish sect that emphasized strict interpretation and observance of the Mosaic Law, a Pharisee is a hypocritically self-righteous person; in The Woman of the Pharisees François Mauriac meant the latter. Her name was Brigitte Pian and she was second wife to Edouard, and step mother to his two teenagers, Michèle and Louis. The younger boy, Louis is the narrator of the story. Through Louis's eyes we watch Brigitte and the effects her actions ha [...]


    4. In Finnish this was Täydellisyyden kudos. Mauriac writes about the true faith of the heart and pretentious faith. The opposing pair is an old priest, whose faith is real, and a middle aged woman (The Woman of the Pharisees), whose main goal is to point out other people's failures and sins in life. The novel was surprisingly interesting even if the subject matter sounds old fashioned. Mauriac is interesting when he writes about our values and morals. There is also a love story, since the woman's [...]


    5. I almost want to give this one five stars because of the incredible depth of Mauriac's unfolding of this woman Brigitte - her development, her complex intent, her almost imperceptible change, etc. Though I've only read a bit of Mauriac's work, I consider what I have read of the very highest quality. He writes outstanding prose, highly developed characters, utterly believable, very moving, and most of all, he teaches such important concepts through the flaws of his characters. He is quickly becom [...]


    6. This is a novel where Mauriac is really at his best describing something that he hates most of all--religious hypocrasy. This vice is embodied in Brigitte, an overbearing and self-righteous zealot who interferes in the lives of those close to her. The process of how she meddles, creates chaos and finally learns to be a little less virulent in her piety is an interesting process. This is a very good novel for a discussion on the ironies in Christianity.


    7. Wow. This book, though short, started off very slowly for me. I guess the whole book is kind of slow; it's not about events so much as psychological and spiritual changes in people. I think this would make an excellent book club discussion book. Brigitte's religion and development lends itself to a great deal of analysis, much of it introspective. This really makes you analyze your own motives for judgments and behaviors.


    8. This book impacted me significantly the first time I read it (as a college assignment), and I thought I'd go ahead and read it again this year. I was impressed all over again. It's a little on the dark side, with some kind of heavy moments, but explores the meaning of I Cor 13 love in a pretty inspiring way.




    9. not necessarily flattering to women, but maybe that's not important. the femme bitch is a terrific holy terror. the piano playing scene is a secret fear.



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