"Confessions of a Justified Sinner" by James Hogg, November 20th 2011

  • November 20, 2011 · 7:00 PM
  • London Good Books club

The London Good Books Club starts at 7PM (usually on Sundays)

Entrance £2 ( to cover cost of room hire ) FREE TEA & COFFEE. (or bring your own wine or beer).....then we often retire to the local pub afterwards.

The next BOOK CLUB meetings  are :-

November 20th : "Confessions of a Justified Sinner" by James Hogg Pub 1824. One of the major Scottish novels of its time ; masterpiece of the supernatural & a study of Calvinist religious fanaticism . A Major influence on Irvine Welsh's "Trainspotting" with its anarchic , satiric tone & use of very salty vernacular. Andre Gide tells how he was "voluptuously tormented" by it; even the prig Wordsworth claimed "He was undoubtedly a man of original genius, but of coarse manners and low and offensive opinions " oooohhh yummy ! (quite a short book also only £2.50 in the Wordsworth paperback series ).

(date to be announced)  Guy de Maupassant - short stories was a popular 19th-century French writer, considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form's finest exponents characterized by their economy of style & mixture gentle humour & tragedy & . Several describe the futility of war and the innocent civilians who, caught in the conflict. From the Penguin Classics (A Parisian Affair & other stories) we could read to discuss “Two friends” ,“The Necklace” , “ Lull-a-bye” & the famous “Boule de Suif” & any more you fancy !

 

EVEN IF YOU HAVE NOT FINISHED THE CURRENT BOOK PLEASE STILL FEEL FREE TO COME

" Nice friendly group & we liked the choice of books ...varied but quality"

Location: to SEE MAP click on READ MORE

Location: ( map below)
Salon Meeting Room,
First Floor, 1a Hollybush Place,
(Off Bethnal Green Road) E2 9QX

We are Just across from Bethnal Green Tube(one stop after Liverpool St- central line) From the tube station, walk under iron railway bridge. Hollybush Place is immediately the FIRST STREET ON YOUR RIGHT, JUST NEXT TO THE RAILWAY BRIDGE. The “Globe” Estate agents ( a red painted shop,is right on it’s corner)
No 1A is just 10 yards down the street.Go to the first floor & across the roof patio to the gallery meeting room.
(Also nearest buses are: 8, 106, 254, 309, 388, D3, D6 )

If you get lost call[masked] & I will be happy to direct you.


EVEN IF YOU HAVE NOT FINISHED THE CURRENT BOOK PLEASE STILL FEEL FREE TO COME

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