Monday September 25, 2017
Why Randy Boyagoda keeps re-reading Middlemarch
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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.