Jeffrey Eugenides’s new short story collection is a mixed bag In “Baster,” the narrator learns that his beautiful, out-of-his-league ex-girlfriend. “The Baster” by Jeffrey Eugenides (, 17 pages) Jeffrey Eugenides (, USA) won The Pulitzer Prize in for his novel Middlesex. Jeffrey Kent Eugenides (born March 8, ) is an American novelist and short story writer. . His story “Baster” became the basis for the romantic comedy The Switch, temporarily putting Middlesex aside in the late 90s to begin work.

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Baster by Jeffrey Eugenides

Then Reload the Page. Deen has a hard time giving a convincing line reading, and yet after a while I started to see him as an inspired casting choice. Most Popular in arts Right Arrow. Hallway scenes are an essential element of American and international horror films. Like me, he was bookish, good at academics, and possessed an “absurd name, an ancient Greek. Hannah Ins marked it as to-read Oct 14, Monsters need love too. I had a wonderfully illustrated version of Beowulf by Kevin Crossley-Holland and Charles Keeping that I would read and look at often growing up, and returned to the tale when someone gave me Heaney’s translation.

Jeffrey Eugenides

Mamka rated it really liked it Jul 18, How weird, to use an Old English word in its modern sense. This page was last edited on 7 Decemberat It seems to want to join the venerable company of movies about the making of movies, from Sunset Boulevard to Mulholland DriveThe Playerand Hugo. He has written numerous short stories and essays, as well as three novels: Eugenides has also published short stories.


The Millions’ future depends on your support. Eugenides is the editor of the collection of short stories titled My Mistress’s Sparrow is Dead.

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Learn how your comment data is processed. But what I would really like to see is Jolie voyage to the Danish countryside and return with a hulking, hirsute, one-armed ogre with a taste for human flesh as the latest addition to her ethnically diverse brood of adopted children.

Her writing has appeared in publications such as Jezebel, Salon and Sactown magazine, and she blogs on Open Salon.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The fact that the movie has a different title than the story might give you some idea of how close a correspondence exists between the two.

Eugenides explained that he sees the story and the film as fairly separate enterprises. Sometimes she preferred to suspend her mental faculties so that she could flirt, as it were, without her mind watching.

This myth that people will always want to jedfrey out to the movies, they’ll always want a communal experience — I don’t know that that’s necessarily true.

The Reading Life: “The Baster” by Jeffrey Eugenides

His novel, The Virgin Suicides, gained mainstream interest with the film adaptation directed by Sofia Coppola. People have stopped going out to see movies!

To ask other readers questions about Basterplease sign up. But there isn’t any actual movie-making in this movie. Eventually we learn why: Retrieved 27 May I saw this as a pranky noirish thriller, but Schrader just turned it into, well, a Schrader film. I felt that since I was going to try to add to the tradition, I had better know something about it. The sex scenes are graphic without being even slightly erotic, which could be the whole point.


Set in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, the novel follows the lives and jeffdey by suicide of five sisters over the course of an increasingly isolated year, as told from the point of view of the neighborhood boys who obsessively watch them. Without them we wouldn’t be able to jefgrey, appreciate, and differentiate the great, the good, and the merely passable. Which means there will be sex and there will be blood and anything goes and nothing matters.

Most of us are familiar with the story: Heaney considers Beowulf “one of the foundation works of poetry in English. After all, we’re deep in Bret Easton Ellis country, southern California zip code.

Your email address will not be published. All-Story, where she hopes to find the next great short story writer in the slush pile. Which is eugennides it is such an excellent misadventure, and very much worth seeing.

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