Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Bernanos, Michel

(1924-1964) French writer, son of the polemical Catholic writer Georges Bernanos. In the latter's allegorical novel Sous le Soleil de Satan (1936; trans Veronica Lucas as Star of Satan 1927 UK) an obsessive priest struggles against the odds to oppose the Devil, to whose cause the great majority of people unwittingly deliver themselves. MB's own À Montagne morte de la vie (1967; trans Elaine P Halperin as The Other Side of the Mountain 1968 US), a more elaborate and far more enigmatic Allegory embodying a similar worldview, invites consideration as one of the most phantasmagoric examples of Posthumous Fantasy. [BS]

Michel Bernanos

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