Favourite Covers Wednesday- Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
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Which is your favourite?
Hmm, that black-and-white one’s pretty cool.
When you started writing, in high school or college, it wasn’t out of a wish to be published, or to be successful, or even to win a lovely award like the one you’re receiving tonight. It was in response to the wondrousness and humiliation of being alive. Remember?
—Jeffrey Eugenides, 2012 Whiting Award speech
THE MARRIAGE PLOT begins with an epigraph from the Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime.”
With that in mind, we curated a playlist to be used as a soundtrack to the book. We picked songs that we thought Madeleine, Leonard, and Mitchell might have been listening to in the early 1980s (pre-1983).
Click play on the cover above for the playlist to launch in your Spotify player.
If you don’t have Spotify, the playlist is after the jump.
Tonight, he will be at powerHouse Arena at 7 PM, his only New York City event scheduled for this fall. Tickets are $5, and still available here.
In the midst of my skeptical, cynical, often pessimistic nature exists a slender capacity to believe, if only temporarily, in a guiding, unseen power, and whenever this happens, I go with it. That’s what inspiration is. You don’t get it from the gods. You make it.
“With these old shirts, it’s extremely difficult to get the studs through—it makes you aware of what it was like to get dressed in the early 1900s and why you would maybe need a valet to help.”
Yes, that’s Junot Díaz (via Edith Wharton and Friends in Vogue | Vol. 1 Brooklyn)
And Jeffrey Eugenides as Henry James, working that
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