2017年4月14日 星期五

MEMOIRS OF A NUN (1796) : The Nun by Denis Diderot








The Nun by Denis Diderot


The Nun by Denis Diderot 法國電影






"Man was born to live with his fellow human beings. Separate him, isolate him, his character will go bad, a thousand ridiculous affects will invade his heart, extravagant thoughts will germinate in his brain, like thorns in an uncultivated land."
--Suzanne Simon from MEMOIRS OF A NUN (1796) by Denis Diderot

MEMOIRS OF A NUN, which began as a joke and grew into a masterpiece, was one of the loudest salvos fired in the continuing battles between the clergy and the intelligentsia which defined so much of eighteenth-century French history. Diderot’s story of a novice held in a convent against her will and forced to undergo curious spiritual and sexual trials displays all the brilliance, icy wit, and worldliness of the Enlightenment at its best. READ more here: www.penguinrandomhouse.com/…/memoirs-of-a-nun-by-denis-did…/







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