My Life in Middlemarch

My Life in Middlemarch

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A New Yorker writer revisits the seminal book of her youth--Middlemarch--and fashions a singular, involving story of how a passionate attachment to a great work of literature can shape our lives and help us to read our own histories.

Rebecca Mead was a young woman in an English coastal town when she first read George Eliot's Middlemarch, regarded by many as the greatest English novel. After gaining admission to Oxford, and moving to the United States to become a… (plus)

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My Life in Middlemarch is a joy to read, especially the parts of the book focused on the novel itself. It is wonderful to watch an intelligent, perceptive mind grappling with and making sense of a literary work.

It is delightful that a writer as thorough and serious as Mead draws attention to so many types of joy, including the “larger vista, a landscape changed by books, reshaped by reading” that might be the ultimate joy that comes from reading.

In a spate of informal books about famous authors, from A Jane Austen Education to Julie and Julia, Mead’s work stands out for its brevity (beside its voluminous source), for its calm (no violence and few sudden moves), and for its perfect match of writer and subject.

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Editeur: Broadway Books (28 janvier 2014)

Format: EPUB

Nombre de pages: 256 pages

Taille du fichier: 2,12 Mo

Protection: DRM

Langue: Anglais


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