New Books Network

Dr. Brian Collins

A Very Square Peg

Bonus Episode: A Discussion with Brian Collins

New Books Network 2000

A Podcast Series about Polymath Robert EislerNBN Special SeriesNew Books in Arts & LettersNew Books NetworkNew Work in Digital Humanities August 31, 2020 Marshall Poe

Today I talked with Dr. Brian Collins, the creator of “A Very Square Peg.” We talked about: –How he discovered Eilser in a used...

Today I talked with Dr. Brian Collins, the creator of “A Very Square Peg.” We talked about:

–How he discovered Eilser in a used bookstore in Ann Arbor

–How he didn’t seem to be able to let go of Eisler once he’d found out about him

–How he researched Eisler, and how Eisler’s life revealed itself to him

–How he decided to produce a podcast series about Eisler rather than writing a book about him

–What, after all his work, he thought about Eisler and his remarkable life

I hope you enjoy the discussion!