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The Habit Podcast: Karen Swallow Prior

The Habit Podcast is a series of conversations with writers about writing, hosted by Jonathan Rogers. This week, Jonathan Rogers talks with Karen Swallow Prior, author of On Reading Well and Booked.

In this episode, Jonathan and Karen discuss common mistakes in how we read classic literature, the vaster meaning of the word “comedy,” the excellent new film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma, and the difference between portrayal and endorsement in art.

Check out Karen’s new edition of Austen’s Sense & Sensibility here, with a guide written specifically for Christian readers.

Transcripts are now available for The Habit Podcast—they generally run one or two episodes behind. Click here to access them.

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