Georges Bernanos was a French Roman Catholic writer and First World War soldier, born in 1888. His notable works - Under the Sun of Satan, Joy and Monsieur Ouine concern themselves with the ironies of good and evil. Despising Fascism and disillusioned with the state of Europe in 1938, he went into self-imposed exile in Brazil with his wife and six children. He died back in France in 1948. Diary of a Country Priest is considered to be his masterpiece.