Book discussion series continues with “Vipers’ Tangle”
The “Reading Christian Classics” book discussion series will continue Thursday, March 27 with Francois Mauriac’s “Vipers’ Tangle.” All members of the Salve Regina community, along with friends of the University, are invited to participate.
“Vipers’ Tangle” tells the story of Monsieur Louis, an embittered, aging lawyer who has spread his misery to his entire estranged family. Louis writes a journal to explain to them – and to himself – why his soul has been deformed, why his heart seems like a foul nest of twisted serpents. Mauriac’s novel explores the corruption caused by pride, avarice and hatred, and its opposite – the divine grace that remains available to each of us until the very moment of our deaths.
Participants are welcome to attend as many sessions as they wish. The series will wrap up Thursday, April 24 with assorted poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins, which are available by clicking here.
Discussions are held in the McKillop Library special collections room beginning at 6:30 p.m. and last about one hour. Each participant should furnish his or her copy of the book, read it prior to the session and come willing to share interpretations or comments.
“Reading Christian Classics” is co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Mercy Center for Spiritual Life. For more information, contact Dr. Lois Eveleth, professor of philosophy, at (401) 341-3170.