Finally. FINALLY! Another book from the author who wrote one of my favourite books of all times. He’s back with, THE MARRIAGE PLOT, which comes out in October, somewhere mid I think. It’s another love story, and it’s a book about other books. As some of you may already know, I’m not into love stories, but…(there’s always a BUT! :)) anything written by Eugenides is an exception (all because of Middlesex :P) So. I’m going to give The Marriage Plot, his 3rd novel a try 🙂
What’s The Marriage Plot about? I googled and this is what I found:
Madeleine Hanna, the 22-year-old heroine of Jeffrey Eugenides’s long-awaited follow-up to Middlesex, is an English major unfashionably absorbed in Regency and Victorian literature. This is at a time, the early 1980s, when her contemporaries at Brown University are in thrall to the radical opacities of poststructuralism: “How wonderful it was when one sentence followed logically from the sentence before! What exquisite guilt she felt, wickedly enjoying narrative! Madeleine felt safe with a nineteenth-century novel. There were going to be people in it. Something was going to happen to them in a place resembling the world.”
Please read the rest of it here. I can hardly wait to get my hands on this book!
You can read the excerpt of the book here.
I also found an interesting interview with Eugenides here. I liked what he said about writing an autobiography:
“I wouldn’t want to write a memoir. In the first case, autobiography is a largely fraudulent exercise. People don’t understand their lives or what happened to them; they only think they do. In the second case, autobiography (or life) is artless. When I try to write autobiographically, I end up putting in scenes and events that blur the “truth” of what I’m trying to write about. Bellow was good at writing about himself, but not me. I don’t know who I am. I have to transform autobiography into fiction, which means that I use my imagination at least as much, if not more, than my memory.”
Picture source: http://bombsite.com/issues/81/articles/2519