Posts Tagged: Jeffrey Eugenides

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, 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?

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A Year in Reading

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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.

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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 years to write.

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The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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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. 

Dan Brown may be invading the cover of your book, whether he has anything to do with what you’re reading or not. 

Speaking of book covers, another reminder that authors have no control over these things.

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