Perhaps this will usher in a new period of volubility. Or not. Eugenides found a critical and popular audience early. At this stage one cannot pick up a new book from him without considering W.
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Biography[ edit ] Eugenides was born the youngest of three sons in Detroit , Michigan , to a father of Greek descent and a mother of English and Irish ancestry. I entered the honors program in English, which forced me to study the entire English tradition, beginning with Beowulf.
I felt that since I was going to try to add to the tradition, I had better know something about it. Eugenides knew he wanted to be a writer from a relatively early age, stating "I decided very early; during my junior year of high school.
We read A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man that year, and it had a big effect on me, for reasons that seem quite amusing to me now. Like me, he was bookish, good at academics, and possessed an "absurd name, an ancient Greek. It seemed to promise maximum alertness to life. It seemed holy to me, and almost religious. Joyce , Proust , Faulkner. My generation grew up backward.
We were weaned on experimental writing before ever reading much of the nineteenth-century literature the modernists and postmodernists were reacting against. He has said that he has "a perverse love" of his birthplace. While in New York he made friends with numerous similarly struggling writers, including Jonathan Franzen. Lewis Center for the Arts. I think about the reader. I care about the reader.
Jeffrey Eugenides’s Short Stories Salvage Wit From Life’s Grind
His latest book, The Marriage Plot is getting a lot of mostly favorable attention from book bloggers. He has also published a number of short stories, mostly in The New Yorker. It is an interesting story of the lives of three generations of Greek-Americans. The main character is an hermaphrodite. As the story opens we meet a successful attractive forty year old New York City Woman, an assistant producer for a nationwide TV network news show, whose biological clock is pushing her hard to have a baby.
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