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Jeffrey Eugenides - Házassági ​összeesküvés
Pulitzer-díjas ​szerző új regénye azonnal felkerült az amerikai toplisták élére, s máris 18 országban vették meg a kiadási jogokat, sőt már a filmjogokat is eladták. Az 1980-as években játszódó regény alapszálai három friss diplomás körül tekeregnek képlékeny szerelmi háromszöget alkotva.

Jeffrey Eugenides - Sinuciderea ​fecioarelor
Romanul ​a fost ecranizat, in 1999, de regizoarea Sofia Coppola, cu Kirsten Dunst, Kathleen Turner, Josh Hartnett si James Woods in rolurile principale. Cu un umor negru sec, naratorul colectiv al romanului Sinuciderea fecioarelor spune povestea unor barbati ale caror vieti au fost schimbate pentru totdeauna de obsesia lor violenta pentru cele cinci surori Lisbon: inteligenta Therese, pretentioasa Mary, ascetica Bonnie, libertina Lux si palida, neprihanita Cecilia, a carei spectaculoasa moarte deschide „anul sinuciderilor“. Juxtapunind banalul si goticul, ilarul si tragicul, Jeffrey Eugenides creeaza un portret viu si captivant al tineretii si al inocentei disparute. El il transpune pe cititor in trecut, pe strazile marginite de ulmi ale Americii clasei mijlocii, reinviind imaginile, mirosurile si senzatiile curtilor din spatele caselor si ale scolilor, pline de vraja si de mister. O poveste despre iubire si pierdere, despre sex si sinucidere, despre amintire si imaginatie, pe care nici un cititor nu o va uita usor.

Jeffrey Eugenides - Fresh ​Complaint
Jeffrey ​Eugenides’s bestselling novels have shown him to be an astute observer of the crises of adolescence, self-discovery, family love, and what it means to be American in our times. The stories in “Fresh Complaint” explore equally rich­­––­­and intriguing­­––territory. Ranging from the bitingly reproductive antics of “Baster” to the dreamy, moving account of a young traveler’s search for enlightenment in “Air Mail” (selected by Annie Proulx for Best American Short Stories), this collection presents characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies. We meet a failed poet who, envious of other people’s wealth during the real-estate bubble, becomes an embezzler; a clavichordist whose dreams of art founder under the obligations of marriage and fatherhood; and, in “Fresh Complaint,” a high school student whose wish to escape the strictures of her immigrant family lead her to a drastic decision that upends the life of a middle-aged British physicist. Narratively compelling, beautifully written, and packed with a density of ideas despite their fluid grace, these stories chart the development and maturation of a major American writer.

Jeffrey Eugenides - The ​Marriage Plot
“The ​way of true love never works out, except at the end of an English novel.” ­­––Anthony Trollope The author of two beloved novels, MIDDLESEX (bestselling winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize, with more than 3 million copies sold) and the now-classic THE VIRGIN SUICIDES (made into a haunting film by Sofia Coppola), is back––with a delicious novel about modern love. It’s the early 1980s—the country is in a deep recession, and life after college is harder than ever. In the cafés on College Hill, the wised-up kids are inhaling Derrida and listening to the Talking Heads. But Madeleine Hanna, dutiful English major, is writing her senior thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot, purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the greatest English novels. As Madeleine tries to understand why “it became laughable to read writers like Cheever and Updike, who wrote about the suburbia Madeleine and most of her friends had grown up in, in favor of reading the Marquis de Sade, who wrote about deflowering virgins in eighteenth century France,” real life, in the form of two very different guys, intervenes. Leonard Bankhead––charismatic loner, college Darwinist, and lost Portland boy––suddenly turns up in a semiotics seminar, and soon Madeleine finds herself in a highly charged erotic and intellectual relationship with him. Over the next year, as the members of the triangle in this amazing, spellbinding novel graduate from college and enter the real world, events force them to reevaluate everything they learned in school. Leonard and Madeleine move to a biologicy laboratory on Cape Cod, but can’t escape the secret responsible for Leonard’s seemingly inexhaustible energy and plunging moods. And Mitchell, traveling around the world to get Madeleine out of his mind, finds himself face-to-face with ultimate questions about the meaning of life, the existence of God, and the true nature of love. Are the great love stories of the nineteenth century dead? Or can there be a new story, written for today and alive to the realities of feminism, sexual freedom, prenups, and divorce? With devastating wit and an abiding understanding of and affection for his characters, Jeffrey Eugenides revives the motivating energies of the Novel, while creating a story so contemporary and fresh that it reads like the intimate journal of our own lives.

Jeffrey Eugenides - Egy ​test, két lélek
"Láttam ​rajta, hogy tudja. Tudja, mi vagyok, ahogy hirtelen én magam is rájöttem, mi vagyok, hogy nem lány vagyok, hanem valami a lány és a fiú közt." Mi történik akkor, ha egyetlen családi örökségként egy hibás gén rejtőzik bennünk? Egy gén, amely elindul Kis-Ázsia ligeteiből, átkel a nyugodt Atlanti-óceánon és a háborgó XX. századon, majd megérkezik a hatalmas Amerika kohóiba, s végül a század epilógusának színpadára, az eggyé osztott Berlinbe. Egy gén, amely átszörfölt az évszázadon, miközben ott bújócskázik az ember legbensejében, felforgat és helyre tesz, kalanddá varázsol és elsimít, titkosít és elmagyaráz... mindent? Pikareszk krónika és családregény, a század gyermekének vallomása, anekdotafüzér és kíméletlen önanalízis - ezeknek összessége az, amit most a kezében tart az olvasó. Jeffrey Eugenides (ejtsd: dzsefri judzsinidis) Detroitban (USA) született 1960-ban, görög származású szülők harmadik fiaként. Első regénye, a Virgin Suicides (Ártatlan öngyilkosságok), 1993-ban jelent meg, s azóta 15 nyelvre fordították le, mozifilm is készült belőle. Az Egy test, két lélek 2003-ban Pulitzer-díjat kapott, és több mint egy évig szerepelt az amerikai és európai toplistákon. A szerző jelenleg Berlinben él a feleségével és kislányával

Jeffrey Eugenides - The ​Virgin Suicides
First ​published in 1993, "The Virgin Suicides" announced the arrival of a major new American novelist. In a quiet suburb of Detroit, the five Lisbon sisters--beautiful, eccentric, and obsessively watched by the neighborhood boys--commit suicide one by one over the course of a single year. As the boys observe them from afar, transfixed, they piece together the mystery of the family's fatal melancholy, in this hypnotic and unforgettable novel of adolescent love, disquiet, and death. Jeffrey Eugenides evokes the emotions of youth with haunting sensitivity and dark humor and creates a coming-of-age story unlike any of our time. Adapted into a critically acclaimed film by Sofia Coppola, "The Virgin Suicides" is a modern classic, a lyrical and timeless tale of sex and suicide that transforms and mythologizes suburban middle-American life.

Jeffrey Eugenides - Middlesex
"I ​was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974. . . My birth certificate lists my name as Calliope Helen Stephanides. My most recent driver’s license...records my first name simply as Cal." So begins the breathtaking story of Calliope Stephanides and three generations of the Greek-American Stephanides family who travel from a tiny village overlooking Mount Olympus in Asia Minor to Prohibition-era Detroit, witnessing its glory days as the Motor City, and the race riots of l967, before they move out to the tree-lined streets of suburban Grosse Pointe, Michigan. To understand why Calliope is not like other girls, she has to uncover a guilty family secret and the astonishing genetic history that turns Callie into Cal, one of the most audacious and wondrous narrators in contemporary fiction. Lyrical and thrilling, Middlesex is an exhilarating reinvention of the American epic.

Jeffrey Eugenides - Öngyilkos ​szüzek
Öt ​lánytestvér, öt rejtélyes, megmagyarázhatatlan öngyilkosság. Pedig a lányok szépek voltak, és még annyi minden állt előttük. Miért pazarolták el feleslegesen az életüket? Miért választották az élet helyett a halált? Mi volt az igazi ok? Korszellem? Predesztináció? A szigorú szülők, akik mindenben a fertőzést látva az egészségeset is elpusztították? A szerző feszült légkörű regényében a lélek sötét zugai tárulnak az olvasó elé, elfojtott vágyak, eltorzult emberi viszonyok, melyek tragédiát szülnek. A 70-es évek amerikai kisvárosában játszódó történet egyszerre hátborzongató, kísérteties, humoros, lebilincselő és összességében mélyen emberi.