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By Georges Bernanos
Joy is the story of Chantal de Clergerie, a young woman and visionary who lives a life defined by innocence and purity in the midst of a tangle of insanity, and Abbé Cénabre, a priest grappling with apostasy. In keeping with the other great works of award-winning author Georges Bernanos, Joy is a captivating, insightful, and profound look into the depths of the interior life. In 1929, Joy was awarded the Prix Femina, a literary prize given to what is deemed the best French novel of the year.
"Andrew Kaethler's introduction and notes provide a friendly, informed, welcoming guide to this still-too-little-known work." ~Michael Ward, University of Oxford
Georges Bernanos (1888–1948) was a French novelist and essayist. Author of such acclaimed works as Diary of a Country Priest and Mouchette, he was a contemporary and influence of Flannery O’Connor. His works have been adapted into film with great critical success, and he remains one of France’s most respected authors.
Andrew T. J. Kaethler, Ph.D., is Academic Dean at Catholic Pacific College in Langley, BC, Canada. He has published in Modern Theology; Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture; New Black Friars; Forum Philosophicum; and Mitteilungen Institut Papst Benedikt XVI.