Literary Disco Dives Into Middlemarch Book Two
Welcome Back to George Eliot's World
This week is part two of our quarantine read of George Eliot’s long and intimidating classic novel from the 19th century, Middlemarch.
From the episode:
Tod Golberg: [Reading a book like Middlemarch] is never going to happen again unless I’m on a cruise ship. I have absolutely no other thoughts intruding on me, to read like it’s summertime. I read a lot for pleasure, but during the school year I am reading constantly. Then if I’m reviewing, I have deadlines every six weeks or so. So I’m constantly doing it. It’s hard not to always be forming an opinion, which probably makes me an asshole.
Rider Strong: Come to think of it, I feel unfortunately that way about all the art I consume. It’s like, because I can’t read books without thinking about my own writing or the podcast. I can’t watch movies without thinking about my own filmmaking in my own right. You know, it’s like most of the things that I enjoy the most are slightly ruined by the fact that they are part of my professional life.
You always have one foot in and one foot out, right. I mean, obviously, these hundred pages were a lot more interesting than the previous hundred pages.
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