This is the first episode of our third season, and “The Anatomy of Desire” by L.R. Dorn is the perfect book to introduce our fall reading theme and schedule. In season two we tackled a variety of western classics and foundational texts. With this book we’re beginning to explore the work built on those foundations. Published in May, 2021, “The Anatomy of Desire” is a modern reimagining of Theodore Dreiser’s classic crime drama, “An American Tragedy,” which we read earlier this year.
Reminder: this is a spoiler-filled podcast. So if you’re not into that kind of thing, read the book first and come back later.