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The Marriage Plot



Awards: Library Journal Best Books of the Year


Listen: Jeffrey Eugenides on NPR's All Things Considered (Duration: 8:20)
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Interviews with Jeffrey Eugenides

Answering Readers' Questions in Work in Progress: "That's the inspiration for the whole book. How does reading about love affect the way we fall in love today?"

 

"All Things Considered" on NPR"French theory was crashing on American shores in the late '70s and '80s and a lot of my professors were kind of smitten with it. And you would have two different kinds of professors; the old New Critics who were against it and then the new semioticians."

 

Goodreads - Readers' Questions for Jeffrey Eugenides"The German phrase sitzfleisch [the ability to sit in a chair and endure a task], it means you have a lot of meat on your behind. The person that has sitzfleisch can sit in the chair the longest. The Germans think this is very important for scholarship and for work in general. I agree that this is what you need for writing novels."

 

The Wall Street Journal - "Nine Years After Middlesex": "I have a lot of novels that I haven't finished. I usually get 150 pages in and I realize it's not going anywhere. I don't publish everything I write. I must have six unfinished novels at least."

 

Newsweek - "Eugenides Returns!""We grow up with these romantic dreams and illusions, either from reading 19th century novels, or from watching movies that are basically the same, and I think we still are influenced by the marriage plot."

 

The New Yorker Festival - "The Writers' Writer's Writers""I think you can be a writer’s writer and be the toast of the town."