Rolland, Romain (1866-1944)

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    This entry in the encyclopaedia La Bible dans les littératures du monde (The Bible in World Literature) outlines the role the Bible plays in the literary works of the French Nobel Prize-winning author Romain Rolland (1866-1944). Despite remaining distant from the Catholic faith of his youth for much of his life, Rolland utilises Biblical references throughout his oeuvre, in both his shorter works and in his two major cyclical novels Jean-Christophe and LAme enchantée (The Enchanted Soul). In these two longer novels in particular, Rolland often innovatively re-writes Biblical passages in order to critique contemporary attitudes towards religion and bring Christianity into dialogue with other faith traditions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLa Bible dans les littératures du monde (The Bible in the World Literature)
    EditorsSylvie Parizet
    Place of PublicationParis France
    PublisherLes Editions Du Cerf
    ISBN (Print)9782204113885
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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