Table of contents for Touching God : the novels of Georges Bernanos in the films of Robert Bresson / Beth Kathryn Curran.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction									1
Chapter 1
The Hero¿s Spiritual Destiny in Bernanos¿ Journal d¿un curé de campagne	5
 The Diary and the Curé¿s Inner World					7
 The Diary and the Outside World					15
 The Conversion Scene							21
 Light, Childhood, Poverty: God¿s Grace					28
Chapter 2
The Hero¿s Inner Drama in Bresson¿s Journal d¿un curé de campagne 		36
 The Curé¿s Aural and Written Narration 					41
 Relations between Narration and Narrative Images			51
 Deletions								59
 Dialogue								62
 Inner Movements 							65
 Sounds: the Texture of the Everyday 					67
 The Final Image: ¿Tout est grâce¿					69
Chapter 3
The Heroine¿s Redemption in Bernanos¿ Nouvelle Histoire de Mouchette 	73
 
 The Heroine¿s Misery							74
 The Author-Narrator¿s Voice						78
 Breaking the Solitude 							83
 The Wind and the Imaginary Cyclone					86
 The Heroine¿s Song/Purity 						88
 Water and Drowning 							91
 Saving Mouchette							94
Chapter 4
The Heroine¿s Salvation in Bresson¿s Mouchette				 	97
 Setting Up the Film 							99
 The Refusal of Psychology						105
 Characters and Their Relations						108
 Sounds, Symbols, and Sensibilities					114
 The Kindness of Strangers						118 
 Death and Subjectivity 							120
Conclusion									127 
 
 Verbal Narration							127
 Suicide 									129
Bibliography 									137

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Bernanos, Georges, 1888-1948 -- Film and video adaptations.
Bernanos, Georges, 1888-1948 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Bresson, Robert -- Criticism and interpretation.