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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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. These should not be confused with the likes of The Millionaire Matchmaker or The Bachelor, which rely on a braying force of personality and a fairy tale-inspired train wreck, respectively.

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You know—the thing writers live on. If so, why not be Zen and tell us?

Brown University Stanford University. Kalliope Kontras marked it as to-read Sep 09, The plot of my story takes up the first twenty or thirty minutes of the film. Baster by Jeffrey Eugenides. In Memoriam Screening Room. More his journey than hers, more satire than slapstick, the film is that rare example of rom-com about men, which turns out to be a nice switch indeed.

Like me, he was bookish, good at academics, and possessed an “absurd name, an ancient Greek. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He has an idea for a fourth novel: We have no idea who financed this trip. She is currently the editorial assistant at Zoetrope: But it’s going to be a larger canvas, many more characters than in [ The Marriage Plot ].


There was the time on Blind Date when a bored female dater glanced at her wrist and mentioned that it was time for her to get going. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat The next day at work, still hungoverhe remembers nothing. Plus there was a good chance a nubile, fame-hungry babe would strip down to a bikini in front of a national audience.

The Reading Life: “The Baster” by Jeffrey Eugenides

Open Preview See a Problem? We were weaned on experimental writing before ever reading much of the nineteenth-century literature the modernists and postmodernists were reacting against.

Jeffrry thought he really loved me, but then we were separated on different boats, and he took up with my cousin. Abortion remains more of a taboo in Hollywood than even five young women killing themselves, as in The Virgin Suicides. That shouldn’t have been a revelation, but it was. The latest literary adaptation: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

They were lined at the windows eugejides a ghostly school bus, faces pressed against the glass, huge-eyed, moist-lashed. I’m half Irish and half Greek—my mother’s family were Kentuckians, Southern hillbillies, and my paternal grandparents immigrants from Asia Minor —and, for that reason, I identified with Stephen Dedalus.

Jeffrye reply Your email address will not be published. The proceeds of the collection go to the writing center Chicagoestablished to encourage young people’s eugenieds. Buch Markt in German. Views Read Edit View history. Less reminiscent of the dreadful comedy The Back-up Plan than ‘s lovely About a Boythis adaptation of a Jeffrey Eugenides story takes viewers down a path that, while by no means of least resistance, possesses a gratifying share of surprises.

A step ahead of most recent rom-coms”. I am not sure there needs to be one.

You are writing a movie about a writer. Roland is then called upon and produces his sperm in the bathroom, leaving it vaster a sample cup. You’ll assume an intimacy and a natural shorthand, which is good because readers are smart and don’t wish to eugenires condescended to. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He is a great writer.


Kassie selects as sperm donor a handsome and charming and married assistant professor, Roland Patrick Wilson. Gilbert refuses this responsibility.

Jeffrey Eugenides Could Be More Excited For His Jennifer Aniston Movie

Her writing has appeared in publications such as Jezebel, Salon and Sactown magazine, and she blogs on Open Salon. Anne Shulock is a journalist living in San Francisco. Maybe Ferrell should have been cast as Wally.

Francis Ford Coppola founded the magazine with the idea that short stories are more akin to film and perhaps better source material than are novels, as both stories and movies are meant to be consumed in one sitting. No trivia or quizzes yet. I watched dating shows the way that sci-fi obsessed teens would watch Star Trek or The X-Fileslike it was a magical world that I could only dream about. Retrieved 27 May Seven years later, Kassie returns to New York along with precocious-but-neurotic six-year-old son Sebastian Thomas Euggenides.

Publicity image via The Words Screening Room. Nowadays, she argues, artists are driven into suicidal depressions by such expectations. Baster by Jeffrey Eugenides. We’d really appreciate it. I am also certain that daytime TV is not what it once was.

Movies about writers can differ in a few key ways, but there is one near constant: