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.
Posts Tagged: Jeffrey Eugenides
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, Lorin Stein, Sheila Heti, Zadie Smith, and others are caught up in the brilliance of Knausgaard:
Why has My Struggle so excited the literary world?
Instead of trying to wrestle a year’s worth of literature into one tidy little list, The Millions has asked various writers to simply discuss anything good they read this year, whether it was new or old or in between.
So far, people like Emma Straub, Choire Sicha, and Jeffrey Eugenides have weighed in (who knew Sicha was such a sci-fi fan?), and we’ll get more as the month continues....more
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....more
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....more
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....more
As a reader, I love this. As a writer, I am terrified.
Via the always excellent Carolyn Kellogg at Jacket Copy, Farrar, Straus and Giroux is creating a new web site, FSG Work In Progress, that presents conversations with authors while their books are still being written....more
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 years to write....more
Greetings, world. Blogging will be light today. Your humble Sunday editor is in Monterey celebrating the life of a friend who recently passed. But to keep you with stuff to look at until tomorrow, here’s a brief roundup of some of links from the book blogs from this past week....more