Measured self-effacement has become a sort of unwritten code for writers of a certain prominence, and Jeffrey Eugenides—bestseller, Pulitzer winner, and Oprah’s Book Club inductee—seems to have gotten the memo. Read more ?
Last minute notice for the quick reader…Book Club will meet at Eddie’s Attic on Monday, January 28th to discuss The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides. 7:30pm.
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What do Talking Heads, The Smiths, Judas Priest, and Blondie have in common? They’re all featured in the playlist Jeffrey Eugenides made to accompany the paperback release of his latest novel, The Marriage Plot. The Spotify list is chock full of songs “Madeline, Leonard, and Mitchell might have been listening to in the early 1980s.” [...]Show More Summary
Salon's David Daley had a little chit-chat with Jeffrey Eugenides' rakish mustache about the state of literary fiction, how it is that the The Marriage Plot had the Pulitzer Prize door slammed in its face, and what Jodi Picoult is always complaining about, jeez. More »
The joke is as benign as the periodic announcement I make that I am straight for Steve Buscemi. It does no violence to gay people that Jeffrey Eugenides made a clumsily delivered tongue and cheek aside that sort of implies we would be straight if the opposite sex was hotter
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Jeffrey Eugenides, author of The Virgin Suicides and The Marriage Plot, reflects: The signal event of my first-year orientation was the showing of an X-rated film called "Debbie Does Dallas." This was long before porn had gone mainstream on the...
Jeffrey Eugenides' novel gets four stars. Also, 'The Real Romney'; Ken Follett's 'Fall of Giants'; 'Just My Type'
We already know about the complicated friendships between David Foster Wallace and his famous friends — Mary Karr, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, Mark Leyner — but in this excerpt from D.T. Max’s forthcoming biography Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace, we get a glimpse into a Wallace wracked by self-doubt [...]
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There's a lot for readers to look forward to in the second-half of the year, and high up on the list is Zadie Smith's first novel in seven years, NW. Related posts: Exclusive: The First Lines of Jeffrey Eugenides’s The Marriage PlotShow More Summary
In which Jami Attenberg (whose forthcoming The Middlesteins made it to our big 2012 second half books preview) discusses the outright mockery of Jeffrey Eugenides’s pseudo-famous vest in the web advertising campaign (which–full disclosure–also ran on The Millions) for Jennifer Weiner’s The Next Best Thing: “Hit Me with Your Vest Shot.” Related posts: Tweet to [...]Show More Summary
Jennifer Weiner spoofs Jeffrey Eugenides in an ad for her new novel.
The “religious-seeking novel,” as Ruth Franklin calls it, has been making a splash recently. Roland Merullo’s The Talk-Funny Girl, William Giraldi’s Busy Monsters, Jeffrey Eugenides’s The Marriage Plot, and most recently Christopher R. Show More Summary
You may remember a little bit of literary hubbub last fall when Jeffrey Eugenides’ enormous billboard went up in NYC’s Times Square — featuring the author doing his best sexy stare in a wind-blown vest under the words “swoon-worthy.” Well, best-selling author Jennifer Weiner has just launched a hilarious campaign for her new book, The [...]
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Jeffrey Eugenides says you must read Donald Antrim’s unjustly overlooked novel, “Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World.”