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The Diary of a Country Priest


The Diary of a Country Priest (French: Journal d'un curé de campagne) is a 1936 novel by the French writer Georges Bernanos. The story is set in Ambricourt in northern France, where a young, newly appointed Catholic priest struggles with stomach pains and the lack of faith within his parish. The book was published in English in 1937 in a translation by Pamela Morris.The novel received the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française. In 1950 it was named one of the twelve best novels in the French language published between 1900 and 1950. It was the basis for the 1951 film Diary of a Country Priest, directed by Robert Bresson.
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original title: Journal d'un curé de campagne
language: French
date of publication: 1936
genre: novel


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