Lewis M. Dabney will lead a discussion on William Faulkner’s famous novella “The Bear” on Monday, Nov. 7, at 6:00 p.m., at the Talbot County Free Library’s Easton Branch. Space is limited and pre-registration required. To register please call the library at 410-822-1626.
William Faulkner’s “The Bear” is universally ranked among the best stories ever written in America. Set in the years following the Civil War in late nineteenth century Mississippi, the narrative follows an autumn hunt in that state’s Tallahatchie River region. The story’s characters include descendants—both white and black—of Lucius Quintus Carothers McCaslin, the founding father of a long line of Faulkner characters all of whom reside in what may well be his most famous creation, the fictional Mississippi county of Yoknapatawpha. They include Sam Fathers, a hunting guide and moral exemplar, who is both Indian and African-American.
Lewis M. Dabney is the author of “Edmund Wilson: a Life in Literature.” He is a retired professor of English at the University of Wyoming, and is a noted authority on modern American literature. Mr. Dabney’s Wilson biography received critical acclaim from major newspapers and magazines throughout the United States and Great Britain. He edited Wilson’s journal: “The Sixties” and two volumes of his criticism published by the Library of America. He is also author of a book on Faulkner’s Indians.
This lecture/discussion is free and open to the public. Location: 28712 Glebe Road, Easton. For more information on this program and to register please call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit our webpage www.tcfl.org
St. Michaels Library to Show Free Movie
On Tuesday, November 8, at noon, the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer a free showing of “The Conspirator.” Released last year and directed by Robert Redford, “The Conspirator’s” cast includes Kevin Kline, Robin Wright, Tom Wilkinson, and James McAvoy. Film critic Roger Ebert wrote of the movie’s director and cast, “They require us to think our own way through the case and arrive at our own opinions, and that is the value of ‘The Conspirator.’ In most historical dramas, the opinions are already in and the conclusions already reached. Redford and his producers … show respect in their treatment of a little-known footnote to a well-known story…. Not many films this smart can be made.” All library programs are free and open to the public. Patrons do not need to pre-register for this program. For more information, call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.
Puppet Show to Be Performed at St. Michaels Library
On Thursday, November 10, at 3:30 p.m., the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will stage a children’s puppet show entitled “What I Am Thankful For.” All library programs are free and open to the public, but children do need to be pre-registered to attend this program. For more information, call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.