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Boethius Book Club, Episode 2: Anthony Trollope, The Warden

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This early work by one of the masters of the novel is the introduction to his magnificent series of novels set in or near the mythical cathedral town of Barchester. We meet some of the enduring characters—Mr. Harding and his daughter Eleanor, and that model of “stupid” conservatism, Archdeacon Grantly . The humor is broader than it is in later books, and in his portrait of the ardent liberal John Bold, Trollope lays his cards on the table as he never will again. The Warden is a wonderfully entertaining novel, but it is only one that raises very important moral...

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Boethius Book Club, Episode 1: Telemachus

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The first four books of the Odyssey can be read as the tale of Odysseus’ troubled son, Telemachus, a young man brought up without a father and treated with contempt by his mother’s suitors. In his travels in search of information about his father, Telemachus learns how to be a man. Dr. Fleming’s introductory comments and the group discussion make an insightful and entertaining introduction to this early masterpiece of Western literature. Recorded: August 13, 2015 Original Air Date: December 7, 2015 Show Run Time: 1 hour 20 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show Host(s): James Easton   Boethius...