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Literature Program and Italian Studies Program present

Rebecca Mead Reading

A Reading and Discussion of Her Book My Life In Middlemarch

Monday, April 7, 2014

[Rebecca Mead Reading]
"A stylish meditation," My Life In Middlemarch, is "a personal reflection on Eliot's masterpiece and the meanings it's had for Rebecca Mead, a British journalist living in New York City. . . . Mead is determined to make the novel that Virginia Woolf famously described as "one of the few English novels written for grown-up people" accessible again, to a culture whose definition of maturity has altered over the 150 years since Middlemarch was published. Eliot subtitled her book "A Study of Provincial Life", and its interest in ordinary lives is paralleled by Mead's interest in ordinary readers, the novel's wide perspective that, Mead contends, "makes Middlemarchers of us all". —The Guardian

Rebecca Mead was educated at Oxford and NYU, and is a staff writer at the New Yorker. She is the author of My Life in Middlemarch (Crown, 2014). She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.

For more information, call 845-758-7150, or e-mail jluzzi@bard.edu.

Location: RKC 103