Jeffrey Eugenides reads from his new blockbuster 'The Marriage Plot'
With an introduction by Emmy Award-nominated writer, comedian, actress and producer Mindy Kaling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides kicked-off his The Marriage Plot (Farrar, Straus and Giroux; October, 2011) book tour at the 2011 BookExpo America with a reading of a short portrayal of Madeleine, the central character in the novel. Eugenides then traced the 'marriage plot structure from its nineteenth century beginnings through the cultural changes to the present, and closed with a personal anecdote of a romantic fantasy of his youth. Appearing several months later at the 2011 Miami Book Fair International, with an introduction by Knight Foundation national program for the arts director Dennis Scholl, Eugenides read a long passage from his new bestseller featuring central characters Madeleine and Leonard as they are falling in love. Eugenides then took questions from the ever-inquisitive Miami audience that wanted to know what role the deconstructionist etymology of Jacques Derrida and Roland Barthes played in the novel's narrative; where to buy a bhang lassi and the source of his understanding of bipolar disorders; his ability to precisely portray the nature of manic depression; where he got his ideas and inspirations for Middlesex, Virgin Suicides and The Marriage Plot; and the details of his writing process.
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