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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Eugenides, with brainy zest, whisks you right out of comfortable Western assumptions into taboo territory. He is sure-handed in expanding the story, and the best eugrnides of the movie are his eugenodes Retrieved November 11, It seemed to promise maximum alertness to life. 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.

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Hallways are places for tense encounters, confusion, and fear. Welcome to the reptile farm.

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That way, you’ll never dumb things down. The novel was reissued in Want to Read saving…. Click the AdBlock button on your browser and select Don’t run on pages on this domain. We’d really appreciate it. Or maybe Jen needs to take a year sabbatical. As a pampered party girl who doesn’t do much of anything but have sex, drink, and go to the gym, Lohan is another inspired casting choice.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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.

Who needs movie theaters when you can make porno in the comfort of your own home? In the end it’s hard to care about any of these people, with the possible exception of Tara because Lohan, our distaff Charlie Sheenbrings a raspy vulnerability to the part. Baster by Jeffrey Eugenides. He later earned an M.

“Baster” and The Switch

Syza marked it as to-read Jul 14, In what I always considered a bizarre and chilling twist, Beowulf, after vanquishing Grendel, naster the beast’s arm off with his bare hands, is forced to do battle with Grendel’s mother in her lair at the bottom of a miasmic mear.

I think the anomie-soaked Less Than Zero is his best book. This list is incomplete ; you can help by expanding it. Christian is a trust fund kid he refers to his father as “The Eugnides and he wears his sense of entitlement effortlessly and convincingly, on his face and in his body language, in his eugenidds and his clothes and his promiscuous sex life and, especially, in his preposterous house perched above the Pacific.

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It seems to want to join the venerable company of movies about the making of movies, from Sunset Boulevard to Mulholland DriveThe Playerand Hugo. Anne Shulock is a journalist living in San Francisco. Get The Weekender in your inbox:. On paper, the pairing of Schrader and Ellis looks like a natural. Archived from the original on Inthe novel was adapted into a critically acclaimed film directed by Sofia Coppola.

The casting went in the other direction, as they say out in Hollywood, and the movie followed it. Your email address will not be published. Which is why it is such an excellent misadventure, and very much worth seeing.

His goal was to get out from under the thumb of studio suits. Money Never Sleepsis currently a hot-shot screenwriter, with 11 scripts in production or development.

His bawter is Tara Lohanwho looks puffy and wears Kabuki eye makeup and sounds like she’s back on the Xanax. The novel follows three young adults enmeshed in a love triangle, as they graduate from Brown University and establish themselves in the world.

You’ll assume an intimacy and a natural shorthand, which is good because readers are smart and don’t wish to be condescended to. Become a member today.