F. Mauriacs Bloc-Notes (1952-1970) is the biggest collection of articles of the eminent French novelist and Nobel Prize winner. As an engaged writer and publicist, he provides an acute commentary on politics, history and morality, constantly referring to his inner world. Animalistic characters illustrate human laws and contain a significant moral element, urging people to fight their inner beast.
The article looks at Mauriacs essays, articles and speeches as a major part of his creative heritage, paying special attention to his unique gifting in the area of journalism. The author of the article observes Mauriacs position of a restless Christian, and his deliberate engagement in key political issues of the time, which then translate into the natural integrity of his writing style retained all through the rich diversity of genres he employs in his work.