Mar 21 • 45M

The Diary of a Country Priest: Chapters 1-2

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Heidi White
Sean Johnson
David Kern
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We’re on to Georges Bernanos’ contemplative novel, The Diary of a Country Priest, and in this episode David, Heidi, and Sean discuss the fascinating narrative approach Bernanos employs, what themes seem to matter most, the notion of contemplation in the book, and how to approach a book in which very little happens (on the surface).

Future schedule:

Episode 2 (March 27): Chapters 3-4
Episode 3 (April 3): Chapters 5-6
Episode 4 (April 10): To the end
Episode 5 (April 17): Q&A

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