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The Marriage Plot

I Loved My MFA But Did It Make Me Hate Everything Else?

Elizabeth Tannen | Posted 09.23.2012 | Books
Elizabeth Tannen

As writers, we need to be aware of the ways in which our work can be read; weeding out the useful from the non-useful is an important skill, as is reading closely for what might be improved. But it can be a slippery slope.

Summer Reading Part 4: Split Narrative In 'The Marriage Plot'

James Franco | Posted 08.13.2012 | Entertainment
James Franco

In The Marriage Plot, Eugenides alternates between two protagonists as they wind through their lives toward each other. By braiding these two protagonists together, he is able to link them emotionally.

'The Marriage Plot' To Be Adapted For Film

| Posted 05.18.2012 | Books

From World & Film Hollywood seems to be getting serious in its on-again, off-again romance with the nineteenth-century novel. Things started heatin...

The Real Value of a College Education

Jonathan D. Fitzgerald | Posted 04.24.2012 | College
Jonathan D. Fitzgerald

Yesterday, it happened. A student hit me with the question that many educators dread, "When are we ever going to use this in life?"

Why Male Authors Are More Successful Than Female Authors

Pamela Redmond Satran | Posted 04.17.2012 | Books
Pamela Redmond Satran

It would be as comforting as it is infuriating to believe that, but I'm not so sure. It's not so much that Jonathan Franzen is eating my lunch, I'm afraid, as that he's eating the lunch I should be eating, could be eating, but, through my own damn fault, have not been freaking eating.

On the Women of Freedom and The Marriage Plot

Sabina Murray | Posted 04.07.2012 | Books
Sabina Murray

Literary novels like The Marriage Plot and Freedom that reach a broad a readership are rare cultural opportunities to create dialogue about the societies represented within, the people represented within, and the women represented within.

The Marriage Plot -- An Ordinary Year in the Life of Three Liberal Arts Graduates?

Daniel Kessel | Posted 03.11.2012 | Books
Daniel Kessel

The Marriage Plot, written in an age where the meaning of marriage has diminished ambiguously, and where the novel is an obsolete art form, establishes for itself an impossible task: to surmount its own uselessness.

Please, Just Get Married Already: The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 02.26.2012 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

The Marriage Plot is entertaining but I was hoping for more substance in a novel that is being hailed as a literary classic in the making.

The Marriage Plot: Why We Love It

Posted 12.11.2011 | Women

The Book: The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides Why We Love It: Eugenides takes the love triangle of 19th century novels and reimagines it on an I...

Jeffery Eugenides On Love And Books

Madeleine Crum | Posted 02.16.2012 | Books

If you walk through Times Square in New York right now, you'll be met with a rare site: a book-themed billboard. A stern-faced Jeffery Eugenides strid...

Karen O's Reveals Her Psychotic Opera, Bjork Gets App-y

Posted 12.10.2011 | Home

Monday, October 10 The "Bored to Death" boys return for more nutty adventures and man love. Tune in at 9 p.m. on HBO. Tuesday, October 11...

Author Punched In The Face

Posted 09.24.2011 | Books

On Sunday, The New York Post reported that Pulitzer Prize winning author Jeffrey Eugenides was attacked on a New Jersey train on his way home from Ma...