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And the Winner Is . . .

. . . Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot

This book got almost 50% of the vote, and as I look into it more, it actually seems to be perfect for this class: it’s about some English majors who meet while taking a class on semiotics! You guys will have the jump on the average reader . . .

So, get your copy right away. The book just came out, so you’re going to have to get it in hardcover. Looks like the going price on amazon is around $14, which is 50% off.

We will discuss the first third on Monday 11/28 (specific details to come), so pay attention to shipping if you order online.

Eugenides tentative discussion assignment:
11/28 first section: “A Madman in Love”
12/5 next two: “Pilgrims,” and “Brilliant Move”
12/12 last three: “Asleep in the Lord,” “And Sometimes They Were Very Sad,” and “The Bachelorette’s Survival Kit”

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  1. mikadroz says

    Looks interesting! About the 50% off mention, with two day shipping the Amazon price comes out to the same as buying it in a bookstore. Certain locations of the Queens Library have it, though.

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