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Setting certain crucial sections in a the psych unit and b a hospice in India was probably what saved you, as well as a loopy last-five-pages accellerando during which you niftily dump the marriage plot device on its head. Derrida and Barthes et al flood the pages and add the most exuberant boosts to a long-winded, sometimes stagnant storyline marriags Cupidity.

I still want to read Middlesex. Seems a lot were just OK with, like I was. Sorry I’m not of much help on this one But he talked incessantly about structuralism, euyenides a novel is a long sentence spoken by its author, a literary construct waiting to be parsed.

This page was last edited on 10 Decemberat Leave a comment and let me know what you think. It’s hard to follow Middlesex. It only made it back thf my list when it was announced as one of the 1 seeds in the Tournament of Books competition.


We never learn about what Madeline really thinks of the marriage plot and the obvious parallels to her private life either her thesis is, after all, titled: No amount of references to English lit, semiotics and philosophy can elevate this story from its triteness. The novel grew out of a manuscript begun by Eugenides after the publication of his novel Middlesex and portions are loosely based on his collegiate and post-collegiate experiences.

The love triangle which drives the plot reminds me of the Freudian view of self. Aug 15, Susan rated it really liked it Shelves: I only finished a quarter of this book before I had to return it to the library express check-out. Aug 26, Rekha rated it really liked it Shelves: We know about the books they read, the music they listen to, the things they consider cool or uncool.

Let’s just say the writing has a certain over-wrought feel to it. Open Preview See a Problem? And also pompous, elitist, privileged and self-important. I enjoyed Mitchell’s visits to Paris and India in search of himself. Dec 18, H rated it did not like it Shelves: It did have some good moments, but they were few and there were long separations in between. The main plot is about the student, Madeleine, and her “relationships” with her parents and these 2 love interests, Mitchell and Leonard.

Despite it being only February, it will no doubt be one of my favorite reads of Show 25 25 50 All.


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Views Read Edit View history. Having said this, I am sure his fans and that includes me will not mind waiting for another 9 years for his 4th book. Literature students will be able to enjoy Eugenides’ use of semiotics study of signs including symbols, metaphors, analogies in communication. What is the marriage plot and why does it have such a tiny relevance in today’s modern society?

Berkeley in the uegenides believed that line too much even back in I just hadn’t gotten around to it yet.

The Marriage Plot

His mood disorder was hammered relentlessly, though, and left nothing for the reader to imagine, which made it difficult to comprehend his charm, or relate to his illness, which eventually became stale. Right on the money, if you ask me. Madeleine has to make this discovery herself. It’s unfortunate and the book definitely suffers because of it.

The best parts of the book were the academic digressions. However, Jeffrey Eugenides has done both of these things, presumably just to be audacious. I didn’t get that with this book.

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