Posts Tagged: Jeffrey Eugenides

People and Poetry: A Conversation with Kim Fu

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Poet and novelist Kim Fu discusses her new novel, The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore, how poetry impacts her fiction, and the expectations that accompany a book about lost children.

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Notable San Francisco: 11/8–11/14

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Literary events and readings in and around the Bay Area this week!

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Notable NYC: 9/30–10/6

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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!

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What to Read When You Want to Go to College

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College is a rite of passage for many young people, and it’s also a part of the American Dream for many families. Here is a list of books that tackle those fraught four years.

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#SuicideGirls: Why I Teach Sylvia Plath

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But let’s not forget: feminism is, at least in part, about choice, and portions of life are play, not politics. Play and relationships and creativity and whatever we want.

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Notable NYC: 5/13–5/19

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Sunday 5/14: Juliana Huxtable presents Mucus in My Pineal Gland along with Diamond Stingily and Andrew Durbin. McNally Jackson Books, 6 p.m., free. Wendy Xu, Tobias Carroll, Jimn Han, Jeanann Verlee, and Keegan Lester join the Dead Rabbits Reading Series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

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Zadie Smith and Jeffrey Eugenides in Conversation

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I only have a curiosity, an interest, a love, and that’s it, really. At the New Yorker, Michele Moses shares a video clip from the 2016 New Yorker Festival featuring writers Zadie Smith and Jeffrey Eugenides in conversation about their writing habits, point of view, and research. Separately, in a New York Times article, Eugenides […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Annie Liontas

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Annie Liontas talks about her debut novel Let Me Explain You, crafting voices, and the benefits—and occasional pitfalls—of returning to get an MFA after years of writing in the dark.

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Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty

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I never recoiled, in that first season, to hear the nice people on the bus say “beautiful baby,” to us in reverent tones. It’s a thanksgiving for safe passage, a prayer for all new defenseless things. But after a few months have passed … faint suggestions of the adult visage emerge. … And if you have […]

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The Writer’s Writer

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Karl Ove Knausgaard, the handsome Norwegian writer, is traveling through the U.S. giving talks and readings and interviews. It’s as good a time as any to start reading his 6-part autobiography, My Struggle, especially if you are a writer. As the New York Times reports, Knausgaard’s American counterparts are all raving about this writer—Jeffrey Eugenides, […]

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Your Future in Books

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The Millions came out with the “Great Second-Half of 2011 Book Preview,” which includes 66 titles and tons of accompanying words describing them (most books are forthcoming, some came out this month). First on the list is last month’s Rumpus Book Club selection, Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell. The list includes Jeffrey […]

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Summer Reading Fun

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Want to be on the same literary wavelength as a Pulitzer prize winning author this summer? Consciously planning your summer reading synchronicity with Jeffrey Eugenides is fun. So is hiking in the Alps, but there are more barriers to accomplishing that goal, so here is some summer reading fun to plan.

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Eugenides Teaser

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Jeffrey Eugenides, who has never written a novel that wasn’t well-received, has a new title called The Marriage Plot coming out in October, eight years since everybody first loved Middlesex. October may seem like forever away, but fortunately The Millions published the first couple lines of the book to tie you over until then. It’s […]

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New Eugenides

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If you’re like me, Middlesex blew your mind.  Here was a book chock-full of wildly different themes, all of them improbably interconnected: incest, genocide, Detroit, the Nation of Islam and hermaphrodites, to name but a few. It was a novel that did a lot, almost too much and which took its author, Jeffrey Eugenidies ten […]

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