Short Stories of Honore de Balzac
Annemarie V. Quin
Mellon Room in the Northeast Harbor Library, 1 Joy Road, Northeast Harbor.
This course will explore the internationally acclaimed short stories of Honore de Balzac (the French Charles Dickens), and will discuss the influences of evil and goodness, truth and deceit upon the finely drawn characters who inhabit the narratives. “Episode in the Reign of Terror,” “La Grande Breteche,” and “Passion in the Desert” are among the selections.
About the instructor
Annemarie Vickers Quin received her BA in History at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, where historian Dr. John Lukacs was her major professor and advisor. She received her doctorate from the University of Maine and conducted postdoctoral study at Penn, and at the Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg, Russia. Annemarie has taught world literature for more than 30 years, including four courses previously with Acadia Senior College. Annemarie chooses a new focus each year to entice returning students. Class sessions are marked by a lively discussion.