16b. Bonus: Michael Collins on Middlemarch.

Middlemarch is not necessarily interested in epistemology, but it absolutely is interested in the difference between objectively knowing a thing to be true and feeling the truth. And for most people the truth does not enter into their being until they have felt it.

As a bonus to our episode on Middlemarch, we invited writer, podcaster, and personal trainer Michael Collins to join us to talk about his favourite book. We discuss what keeps drawing him back to the novel—and which parts can be difficult to reread. We also finally get to talk about the opinionated narrator of the novel, as well as the striking life of its author, George Eliot.

Show Notes.

Michael Collins is on Twitter, and hosts the podcasts This Is Your Mixtape and Dear Reader. Some of his writings can be found on Medium.

The episodes of This Is Your Mixtape with Chris and Suzanne.

Julian of Norwich: Revelations of Divine Love.

George Eliot: Silly Novels by Lady Novelists.

Virginia Woolf: George Eliot.

For more information about the life of George Eliot, read Rebecca Mead’s My Life in Middlemarch, or watch a talk that Mead gave while writing the book.

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