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God's fool : the life and times of Francis of Assisi

Author: Julien Green
Publisher: San Francisco : Harper & Row, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Attempts to portray the complex personality of Saint Francis, looks at his early life and influences, and discusses the rules he developed for the Franciscan order of monks.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Francis, of Assisi Saint; Francis, of Assisi Saint
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julien Green
ISBN: 0060634626 9780060634629
OCLC Number: 12374937
Notes: Translation of: Frère François.
Description: ix, 273 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Idle youth --
1181-1182 --
Giovanni --
The first witness --
Saint George and the dragon --
At home --
Religion and mischief --
Assisi, black or white? --
Father and cloth merchant --
1191 and beyond 1195 --
History in motion --
The baptism of a king --
Behind the counter --
Idle youth --
The earth is so beautiful --
Wretches --
Ideas, those tireless travelers --
1198 --
The troubled years --
Wounds and bruises --
"At the time when I was still in my sins" --
The Tripudianti --
The Troubadours --
Fair appearances --
The Simpleton --
1202 --
Sisters and enemies --
1203 --
In prison --
1204 --
First disillusionments --
Ideal knight or knight of the ideal? --
The suit of armor --
1205 --
The night in Spoleto --
The return --
Wounded with love --
God's fool --
Alike and different --
The cavern --
The talking image --
To Rome, to Rome --
A kiss for the leper --
San Damiano --
"Bernardone's way" --
Bernardone : the author tries to understand --
1206 --
The great refusal --
A brief parenthesis --
1207 --
The Benedictine welcome --
San Damiano revisted --
At home, continued --
The narrow way --
Conditions in the church --
1208 --
The other --
By the ways of the world --
A witness above suspicion --
Brother Giles and others --
Barefoot beggars --
About the chroniclers --
Standing fast --
Manichaean influences --
1209 --
Teaching the brothers --
Facing the world --
The pope and the beggar --
The power of dreams --
The beggar and the pope --
The trap --
The brother --
Rivo Torto --
Sermon in the cathedral --
Peace, Assisi! --
1210 --
La Portiuncula --
You won't find what you're looking for in books --
John the Simple --
Life at la Portiuncula --
1211 --
The Carceri --
1212 --
Love story --
Sister Clare --
Life must be reinvented --
The children's crusade --
1213 --
A mountain all his own --
1214 --
The man with wings on his feet --
Brother Elias of Assisi --
1214 --
1215 --
My brothers, the birds --
The Fourth Lateran Council --
1216 --
Perfect joy --
Sic Transit --
The conclave at Perugia --
Sending all of them to paradise --
Subiaco --
The damned soul snatched from Satan --
1217 --
A feast of joy --
1218 --
The child, the night --
The dead travel fast --
To the men in red --
Joy --
Francis and women --
1219 --
The chapter of the mats --
The orient --
Face to face with the Sultan --
1220 --
Come back, brother, come back --
A sublime and embarrassing story --
1221 --
Living on dreams --
Brother Jacqueline --
The big bad wolf --
God alone --
1222 --
Francis, Friar Minor --
1223 --
Sermon at Bologna --
The lost rule --
The curse of Perugia --
The rule of the Friars Minor --
The hermitage --
Francis's face --
Christmas --
1224 --
Letter to Brother Anthony --
The last chapter --
Grandeur and wretchedness of Brother Elias --
The Stigmata --
1225 --
The return --
Hymn to joy --
Brother Fire --
1226 --
The last winter --
Farewell, earth --
October 3, 1226 --
Sister death.
Other Titles: Frère François.
Responsibility: Julien Green ; translated by Peter Heinegg.

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Attempts to portray the complex personality of Saint Francis, looks at his early life and influences, and discusses the rules he developed for the Franciscan order of monks.

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