Other Literary Forms
Although François Mauriac began his career as a poet, he worked in almost every literary genre. He wrote literary criticism, journalism, religious works, biographies, and several volumes of memoirs. However, he is known primarily as a novelist. His career as a dramatist extended only from 1937 to 1951 and resulted in four plays. His career as a novelist began in 1913 and lasted even beyond his death. The publication of Un Adolescent d’autrefoix (1969; Maltaverne, 1970) marked the appearance of his twenty-ninth book of fiction.