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The marriage plot [sound recording] / Jeffrey Eugenides.

Eugenides, Jeffrey. (Author). Pittu, David. (Added Author). Macmillan Audio (Firm) (Added Author).

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Minor Memorial Library - Roxbury BCD FIC EUG (Text to phone) 33630137021072 Adult Fiction CD Available -
Oliver Wolcott Library - Litchfield CD SPOKEN EUG (Text to phone) 36123123212332 Adult Fiction CD Checked out 10/15/2020
Ridgefield Library FIC EUGENIDES (Text to phone) 34010125410562 Adult Book on CD Available -
Scoville Memorial Library - Salisbury CD EUGENIDES (Text to phone) 37538125048021 Adult Book on CD Available -
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury A-BKCD FIC EUGE MARR (Text to phone) 34005127260767 Adult Book on CD Available -
Somers Public Library BOOK/CD EUG (Text to phone) 34042124185127 Adult Book on CD Available -
Southbury Public Library BKCD EUGENIDES (BOOK ON CD) (Text to phone) 34019124723230 Adult Book on CD Available -
Tolland Public Library A-CD BOOK EUG (Text to phone) 34051143196551 Adult Book on CD Available -
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Compact disc.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by David Pittu.
Summary, etc.:
Madeleine Hanna was the dutiful English major who didn't get the memo. While everyone else in the early 1980s was reading Derrida, she was happily absorbed with Jane Austen and George Eliot. But now, in the spring of her senior year, Madeleine has enrolled in a semiotics course to see what all the fuss is about, and, for reasons that have nothing to do with school, life and literature will never be the same.
Subject: Triangles (Interpersonal relations) > Fiction.
Literature > Appreciation > Fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) > Fiction.
Coming of age > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
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Syndetic Solutions - Publishers Weekly Review for ISBN Number 9781427213082
The Marriage Plot
The Marriage Plot
by Eugenides, Jeffrey; Pittu, David (Read by)
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In Eugenides's perceptive new novel set in the early 1980s, the three sides of a love triangle-Brown University undergraduates Madeleine, Leonard, and Mitchell-come of age in a complicated and heady environment of semiotics, religious mysticism, sexual freedom, and economic recession. After graduation, the three are forced to confront their relationships, secrets, and desires as they attempt to find their way in the real world. David Pittu brilliantly narrates this audio version of Eugenides's complex novel, whether he's rattling off quotes from Jacques Derrida and Roland Barthes or creating unique voices for the book's many characters. Among the standouts are his renditions of the slow and reflective Mitchell and Thurston, the star of the semiotics seminar who speaks in a falsely laconic and disinterested fashion to impress his classmates and professor. And while Pittu's rendition of Madeline is too soft and flat, he never runs out of voices for this large, global cast. The result is one of the best audiobooks of the year. A Farrar, Straus and Giroux hardcover. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Syndetic Solutions - Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 9781427213082
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The Marriage Plot
by Eugenides, Jeffrey; Pittu, David (Read by)
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Moody spiritual seeker Mitchell Grammaticus is besotted with English literature-loving Madeleine, who's just as besotted with brilliant, unstable Leonard. A standard love triangle? No, it's an extraordinary, liquidly written evocation of love's mad rush and the mistakes made in its name. Few books so effectively capture the territory lying beyond coming-of-age but before middle-age angst sets in. (LJ 8/11) (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Syndetic Solutions - BookList Review for ISBN Number 9781427213082
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The Marriage Plot
by Eugenides, Jeffrey; Pittu, David (Read by)
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*Starred Review* In Eugenides' first novel since the Pulitzer Prize-winning Middlesex (2002), English major and devotee of classic literature Madeleine Hanna is a senior at Reagan-era Brown University. Only when curiosity gets the best of her does she belly up to Semiotics 211, a bastion of postmodern liberalism, and meet handsome, brilliant, mysterious Leonard Bankhead. Completing a triangle is Madeleine's friend Mitchell, a clear-eyed religious-studies student who believes himself her true intended. Eugenides' drama unfolds over the next year or so. His characteristically deliberate, researched realization of place and personality serve him well, and he strikes perfectly tuned chords by referring to works ranging from Barthes' Lovers' Discourse to Bemelmans' Madeline books for children. The remarkably a propos title refers to the subject of Madeleine's honors thesis, which is the Western novel's doing and undoing, in that, upon the demise, circa 1900, of the marriage plot, the novel didn't mean much anymore, according to Madeleine's professor and, perhaps, Eugenides. With this tightly, immaculately self-contained tale set upon pillars at once imposing and of dollhouse scale, namely, academia ( College wasn't like the real world, Madeleine notes) and the emotions of the youngest of twentysomethings, Eugenides realizes the novel whose dismantling his characters examine.. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The publisher will be cashing in on the popularity of Middlesex, especially with public library users, by targeting much of their publicity campaign in that direction.--Bostrom, Annie Copyright 2010 Booklist


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