Library Book Club: Revised Fall Schedule

The Diary of a Country Priest (1937), by Georges Bernanos, is a modern Christian classic. The novel takes the form of a fictional journal by a young priest, recently graduated from seminary, in rural France. The story encompasses the spiritual growth of the young pastor struggling to communicate the life in Christ to his frequently uncomprehending parishioners. We will discuss this work on Friday, November 18th at 12:00 in the Library Conference Room. Dr. Peter Fraser, from the Department of English, Language and Literature, will lead our discussion. The Library has several copies of the book available for check-out.

The Diary of a Country Priest was adapted for cinema in 1951 by French director Robert Bresson. The film (Fr. Journal d’un curé de campagne) is recognized as a masterpiece of post-War French cinema. On Thursday, November 17th at 6:30 PM, in Screening Room B (COM 143), Professor of Cinema Andrew Quicke will introduce a screening of this film and lead a discussion with the audience at the end.

There is also a change to the schedule. In December, in place of Tolstoy’s “Where Love is, There God is also,” we will be reading Blood, Bones & Butter, by chef and author Gabrielle Hamilton. This memoir (which Anthony Bourdain has called, “quite simply, the far-and-away best chef or food-genre memoir…ever. EVER”) is about the search for warmth, family, and the role that food and cooking play in memory, making it a particularly apt book for the Christmas season. We will discuss Blood, Bones & Butter on Friday, December 9th at 12:00.

For more information about Book Club events or to receive a free excerpt of The Diary of a Country Priest, contact Harold Henkel at harohen@regent.edu.

Library Book Club Discussion Fall 2011

Event Type

Title

Date

Time

Location

Book Discussion

Cry, the Beloved Country

Thursday, October 13

12:00

Library Conference Room

Film Screening

The Diary of a Country Priest

Thursday, November 17

6:30

Screening Room B (COM 143)

Book Discussion

The Diary of a Country Priest

Friday, November 18

12:00

Library Conference Room

Book Discussion

Blood, Bones & Butter

Friday, December 9

12:00

Library Conference Room