Many of our book club authors have listed Middlemarch as among of their favorite and most influential novels, so for our March selection, the Lopate Show Book club is reading George Eliot’s masterpiece, which is often called the greatest English novel. It deals with the complexity of love, the meaning of marriage, morality, and human aspiration and failure. Rebecca Mead joins us to talk about what makes the classic novel so great, and to discuss her book, My Life in Middlemarch. Mixing biography, reporting, and memoir, Mead explores Middlemarch’s important place in her own life, as well as the many lives the novel has led since it was written.
During Sunday’s Democratic presidential debate several of the candidates had suggestions for what to do next in Darfur -- Joe Biden suggested NATO troops, Bill Richardson wants a boycott of the China Olympics, others rejected both ideas -- we'll debate it out. Also, the New Yorker's Rebecca Mead on the ...
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