American Classics II

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Main Library – Thursday, Dec. 1 @ 7 pm. This month’s selection is “The Bear” by William Faulkner.  Widely acclaimed as a masterpiece of modern American literature, “The Bear” is a story of a young man’s development against a background of vanishing wilderness. It provides a unique glimpse into the Mississippi region where Faulkner, himself an avid hunter, was born and raised. As Ike McCaslin learns about his family’s past, Faulkner portrays a varied cast of characters in a tale about the wilderness destroyed by human greed and a man who refuses to further this destructive trend.

Convened by Alice Crozier, Professor of English Emerita, Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Free and open to the public. Copies of the book are available from BCCLS.

Future readings include:

  • January 5–Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost
  • February 2–Gilead by Marilynne, Robinson
  • March 2–Billy Budd by Herman Melville
  • May 4–American Pastoral by Philip Roth
  • June 1–Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver