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  • Paperback: 241 pages
  • Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc; 1st Carroll & Graf Ed edition (27 Jan. 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0881843717
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881843712
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.5 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,588,007 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 May 2001
Format: Paperback
While everybody strives to be good, everybody also has his/her own idea about what it means, and how close one has to be to it to count as 'good'. The alleged destructive definition adopted by one of the characters is no worse or better than that of the narrator himself. The author brillianlty shows that there is no single, real substance of goodness, but rather everybody defines it with accordance to one's character, and fools oneself that one's standards are 'objective'.
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By Duncan Wood on 31 Mar. 2015
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Utterly absorbing story, though I think you'd need to be interested in either French culture or people's religious experience, or both, really to enjoy it. Mauriac is a very evocative writer. This is a discerning tale about a kind of hardness of heart and the collapse it can bring. A classic from a Nobel laureate.
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Who is the Pharisee? 19 Sept. 2000
By Jon Trott - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Mauriac, winner of the 1952 Nobel Prize for Literature, is one of the great underrated writers of the 20th century. His highly emotional approach to writing has been criticized (unjustly, I beleive) as sentimentalist. But the suffering of his characters, their humanity and loveability even in the midst of their personal failings and darknesses, make Mauriac's world incredibly compelling. "Woman of the Pharisees" is, on its surface, the story of a cold and cruel woman viewed through the eyes of her own son, a child. In the name of Christian love, she destroys all she touches, whether a couple in love or a priest who is truly Christ-like. Yet in the end one begins to realize that the pharisee may not be her, but rather... (read and see). An agonizing, beautiful book, as are nearly all of his novels (with the exception of the horrific but still great "Genetrix"). I cannot recommend this work highly enough.
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A Study of Love 21 Aug. 2001
By Bob Schreiner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Mauriac demonstrates his masterful powers of observing humanity at its best and its worst. In this story he explores the dynamics of human love within the horizon of Christian faith. He creates characters which embody the ethic of Christian love both in its best form and at its worst incarnations. And in so doing, he gives us a glimpse into the glories and the agonies in risking to love in an authentic way. A great read. And a fine examine for any and all who are serious about Love.
Maueriac 7 May 2014
By Shirley LaFleur - Published on Amazon.com
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Totally enjoyed this story. Maueriac makes the characters so understood - even the worst inspires compassion. I may even read it again.
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