Novel Gazing

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Was the novel an inevitable result of Protestantism? And has the decline of mainline Protestantism led to the decline of the novel? Onsi, Colin, and Rhys bat these questions around this week, jumping off of Joseph Bottum's recent book The Decline of the Novel (reviewed by Rhys in the forthcoming edition of Ad Fontes!)
APOLOGY: the quality of some audio in this episode is below our usual standard, due to issues undetected during recording. We're sorry about this and will do our best to avoid it happening again. But the overall experience is fairly unimpeded!
NOTE: below, for works and books discussed on the show, we link to the products on Amazon for ease. However, we would strongly encourage you to find an alternative bookseller from which to purchase any books if possible.
Currently Reading
Colin: Middlemarch by George Eliot
Onsi: Coptic (the whole language - there's no link for that...)
Rhys: Confessions by Augustine
Texts Discussed
The Decline of the Novel by Joseph Bottum
Ulysses by James Joyce
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
The Quiet American by Graham Greene
Davenant Spotlight
Ad Fontes

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