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Why Randy Boyagoda keeps re-reading Middlemarch

The Next Chapter columnist says that the George Eliot's classic novel reveals new things about himself every time he reads it.
Randy Boyagoda is the author of Richard John Neuhaus: A Life in the Public Square. Middlemarch is one of his favourite novels.
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Randy Boyagoda is the author of Richard John Neuhaus: A Life in the Public Square. Randy Boyagoda says that he gains new perspective evetytime he reads Middlemarch by George Eliot. 

"When I was an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, I studied that book for the first time in a major British author's survey. I remember the professor at that time saying something that made no sense to me. He said, 'You will return to this book for the rest of your life.' I thought that was impossible." 

Randy Boyagoda's comments have been edited and condensed.