The boys close Season 2 with a grand fête centered around W.G. Sebald's The Rings of Saturn. They try to discern if the book is fiction or memoir or w...View Details

The boys discuss two short stories by Jorge Luis Borges. In their discussion of "Pierre Menard" they speculate on authorship, historical imagination, ...View Details

In this episode, the boys discuss Michelle Cliff's classic postcolonial novel No Telephone to Heaven. Their conversation ranges from discussions of ra...View Details

The boys finish up their cycle "Lonely Women in Your Area" with Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge, a book that is in some ways the anti-Middlem...View Details

The boys are back at full strength this week as they discuss a favorite of all of theirs, Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary. They spend some time luxur...View Details

Sans Friedrich, Karl and Søren perform a difficult duet on Kate Chopin's The Awakening. They talk about the book's literary impressionism, its place i...View Details

In the main episode, the boys discuss Gao Xingjian's experimental novel Soul Mountain. They work through the unusual narrative techniques (second pers...View Details

The boys kick it Ancient Greece style once more, discussing Aristophanes' uproarious comedy The Clouds. Bouncing off a reader question, they discuss w...View Details

In the first non-Middlemarch episode of the season, the boys tackle Voltaire's fast paced picaresque Candide, and think through issues of humor, how f...View Details

This is it: the final episode on George Eliot's Middlemarch. In this episode the boys tie up some loose ends, ruminating a little more on acts of the ...View Details

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