Middlesex

Middlesex

Jeffrey Eugenides / Jul 24, 2019

Middlesex Middlesex tells 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 t

  • Title: Middlesex
  • Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
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  • Middlesex tells 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 1967 before moving out to the tree lined streets of suburban Grosse Pointe, MichigMiddlesex tells 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 1967 before moving 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.

    Middlesex Middlesex m d l s k s abbreviation Middx is an ancient county in southeast England It is now entirely within the wider urbanised area of London Its area is now also mostly within the ceremonial county of Greater London, with small sections in other neighbouring ceremonial counties.It was established in the Anglo Saxon system from the territory of the Middle Saxons, and Middlesex Community College Homepage Middlesex Community College, MCC Register Now for Accelerated Mini mester II at MCC Registration is now open for Middlesex Community College s Spring Mini mester II, which runs March through May . Home middlesexcc Priti Dhiman I found my passion for the sciences at MCC which, in turn, set the foundation for the rest of my educational career My favorite professor was Dr Reginald Luke. Middlesex novel Middlesex is a Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Jeffrey Eugenides published in The book is a bestseller, with than four million copies sold since its publication.Its characters and events are loosely based on aspects of Eugenides life and observations of his Greek heritage It is not an autobiography unlike the protagonist, Eugenides is not intersex. Middlesex School Celebrating both the legacy of the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King, Jr and Black History Month, the Middlesex community met in the Kaye Theater for a dynamic program led by Dr Cornel West. Middlesex A Novel Oprah s Book Club Jeffrey Eugenides Middlesex A Novel Oprah s Book Club Jeffrey Eugenides on FREE shipping on qualifying offers I was born twice first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January and then again Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides Sep , Middlesex tells 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 before moving out to the tree lined streets of suburban Grosse Pointe, Michig Home Middlesex Savings Bank Middlesex Savings Bank Like you, we have decided to put down roots here as an independent bank We work hard at our job, care deeply about our family and friends and do whatever we can to strengthen our communities And this common ground we share with you is probably why so many people and businesses around here rely on us as their bank We are proud of where we stand. Middlesex County News New Jersey Local News NJ Get breaking Middlesex County news, weather, real estate, events, restaurants and from Edison, New Brunswick, Piscataway and others Comment on the news, see photos and videos and join forum Middlesex County, Virginia Homepage PHYSICAL ADDRESS General Puller Hwy Saluda, VA Phone

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        Jeffrey Kent Eugenides is an American Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and short story writer of Greek and Irish extraction.Eugenides was born in Detroit, Michigan, of Greek and Irish descent He attended Grosse Pointe s private University Liggett School He took his undergraduate degree at Brown University, graduating in 1983 He later earned an M.A in Creative Writing from Stanford University.In 1986 he received the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowship for his story Here Comes Winston, Full of the Holy Spirit His 1993 novel, The Virgin Suicides, gained mainstream interest with the 1999 film adaptation directed by Sofia Coppola The novel was reissued in 2009.Eugenides is reluctant to appear in public or disclose details about his private life, except through Michigan area book signings in which he details the influence of Detroit and his high school experiences on his writings He has said that he has been haunted by the decline of Detroit.Jeffrey Eugenides lives in Princeton, New Jersey with his wife, the photographer and sculptor Karen Yamauchi, and their daughter In the fall of 2007, Eugenides joined the faculty of Princeton University s Program in Creative Writing.His 2002 novel, Middlesex, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the Ambassador Book Award Part of it was set in Berlin, Germany, where Eugenides lived from 1999 to 2004, but it was chiefly concerned with the Greek American immigrant experience in the United States, against the rise and fall of Detroit It explores the experience of the intersexed in the USA Eugenides has also published short stories.Eugenides is the editor of the collection of short stories titled My Mistress s Sparrow is Dead The proceeds of the collection go to the writing center 826 Chicago, established to encourage young people s writingcmillan author jeffreharpercollins Author


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    2. Don't judge a book by its cover.I'd seen this book on the shelves of a number of friends and in the arms of a number of travelers, so I decided to pick it up. The title, "Middlesex", suggested English countryside to me. On the cover was what looked like a steamship, and a quote on the back began "Part Tristram Shanty, part-Ishmael" So I came to the foolish conclusion that this was some 19th century English seafaring novel. (Typical.)I couldn't have been more wrong.Middlesex is the story of a her [...]


    3. Alright, it’s high time I review this hermaphroditic little masterpiece.Being a pseudo-biochemist (pseudo in the sense that I only pretend to be a biochemist, whereas in reality I write scientific development reports and other documents that no one will ever read but which I’ve convinced myself are just as fulfilling as doing real science), I find the premise of this novel to be incredibly interesting.5α-Reductase deficiency is an autosomal recessive disorder; autosomal meaning that the gen [...]


    4. This would have been better as an NPR story or an episode of "This American Life" than a novel. Or maybe if someone other than Eugenides had written it. An interesting idea, and a few engrossing sex scenes (I like the "crocus" and the peep-tank, and the whole long flirtation with The Object drew me in completely), and a nice two pages toward the end when Julie accepts Cal for what he is. But the prose was awful: frequent maneuvers like "And me? That's simple. I was . . . " are really unacceptabl [...]


    5. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides is a surprising and wonderfully written story about the life of Calliope/Cal Stephanopolis who in the opening lines "was born twice: first, as a baby girld then again as a teenage boy." The subject of hermaphroditism or intersexuality is addressed throughout as the book as a running theme as the cinématographique narrator Cal looks back at his childhood as Calliope and explains his complex incestuous family history from the origins of her grandparents as Greeks fl [...]


    6. This isn’t so much a review as an embarrassing story. I gave the book four stars for a reason. The writing is beautiful. I would recommend it. Now onwards to my shame.So Brooke and I were standing in line to meet Eugenides. Please understand it was a really long line after a similarly long day at work. We passed the time chitchatting about this and that at our workplace and life in general. By the time the organizer offered post-its* to our segment of the line, we were getting silly and joked [...]


    7. Exactly the flawless masterpiece you've heard of. I've read hundreds of novels in my day, & this is in the top 3 (On equal shelf with "A Confederacy of Dunces" and "Blonde." (My own personal trifecta perfecta: the best novels of ALL TIME!)) I will never stop lauding this book. Unbelievable, mythic; the stuff from the Gods to anyone with an eye & brain to receive from the way-up up up heights.This is LIFE AFFIRMING literature that's meant to be treasured for the rest of your life.


    8. This is a book about transition.Transition from child to adult to parent and grandparent.From native to immigrant.From brother and sister to husband and wife.From rural dweller to urbanite.From modest affluence to poverty and up again.From loving language to losing the power of speech.From geek to hippie. From war through peace to civil unrest.From belief to unbelief.From rescued to rescuer.From moral probity to corruption and crime.Oh, and one character transitions from female to male.The last [...]


    9. ex ovo omnia:  everything comes out of an egg.Yowsers, there are over twenty thousand reviews of this book on this site alone, so no, cannot say that I’ve read them all, but it does get me to thinking……I enjoyed this book way more than I expected.  And yet my expectations were misinformed by assumptions, most of which were my own, not the least of which was about the title. Sometimes when reading I feel compelled to slow down, take my time.  Such was the case with this book.  It’s a [...]


    10. Mr. Eugenides can do everything, or at least I am convinced of such after reading Middlesex.I passed on this book for a long time. I kept picking it up in bookstores and putting it down. I've seen quotes from it everywhere, all of which were beautiful, and kept hearing wonderful things about it from friends. To be perfectly honest, what kept me from picking it up in the subject: a hermaphrodite. I think of myself as someone with an open mind, but the thing is that I just wasn't sure if I'd be ab [...]


    11. I like books with family stories but it was very dull at some parts.For me the start was really exciting with the grandparents. The when they got to America it dragged for me. Over abundance of information. Picked up towards the end again when it was more about Cal's discovery. I HATED Jeffrey Eugenides other book about the sisters but I really enjoyed this one. Heartbreaking and so brave.


    12. "When I told my life story to Dr. Luce, the place where he invariably got interested was when I came to Clementine Stark. Luce didn't care about criminally smitten grandparents or silkworm boxes or serenading clarinets. To a certain extent, I understand. I even agree." I agree too. This quote comes from page 263 and is really where the story picks up and gets into the subject the book promises--Cal's life as a hermaphrodite. Honestly, while the first 263 pages were interesting and had some impor [...]


    13. April 2012Goddammit, Middlesex is beautiful. It's epic. And it's roughly 500 pages too short. That's right--too short. As a sweeping, three-generation epic novel that covers the lives of Calliope's grandparents, parents, and her own childhood before she became Cal, it's a damn near perfect novel. As the story of Cal, post-transformation, it'sdly lacking. The last quarter of the book is rushed and unsatisfying. It's beautiful anyway, but a few hundred extra pages wouldn't have hurtIt also feels l [...]


    14. (Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter]. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted here illegally.)The CCLaP 100: In which I read a hundred so-called "classics" for the first time, then write reports on whether or not they deserve the labelBook #15: Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides (2002)The story in a nutshell:The tale of "the most famous hermaphrodite in history," Middlesex is the second and latest no [...]


    15. This book hasallthe major players.Incest, war, teenage girl-on-girl experimental sex, deadheads, undescended testes, and a 2 inch penis. Yep, it took me all of one chapter to realize that Middlesex was referring to something besides a county in England. Best Part: Answering Maurice's question "What's that about?" then watching him squirm and cross his legs in obvious pain.Worst Part: Glaring Oprah sticker on the cover telling me I've succumbed to the masses.


    16. Hmmmmm. what to say, what to sayI sometimes go into a book "blind" - to be as unpolluted in my expectations as can be, looking only at the star ratings of my friends in order to determine whether I will try a book. I knew only that an overwhelming number of my friends enjoyed it, and that it won the Pulitzer in 2003. Both great reasons for me to pick up this book. I didn't realise until I looked on the jacket cover that the book was about an individual, Calliope (later, Cal) who is a hermaphrod [...]


    17. What a big pile of everything this is!I like books like Middlesex, one's that stretch over generations, capturing historic moments in time from different perspectives and encapsulating an era. But sometimes they can be too busy, and Middlesex is toooo damn busy.Part of the problem is that the transgender struggles of the main character are plenty of story to work with, so there's no need to tie in an immigration from the motherland tale or set it against the 1960s Detroit riots as a background. [...]


    18. It goes without saying that this is one amazing book and my first Pulitzer winner as well. I took two weeks to read this one, but this is my issue, as always. I was incredibly inpatient, with a lifestyle that does not do well in relation to not being instantly gratified. This is such a special story, there is no instant anything. It is to be savoured and appreciated, there cannot be any rushing. I think I’m best in this instance to just write about my experience whilst reading this top notch b [...]


    19. Would have given this book two more stars except for one resounding disappointment I can't get past. I thought that one of the most important aspects of the book was entirely skipped over by the author without any explanation. *Spoiler Alert* It's probably not a spoiler, but what I have to say may alleviate some of the intrigue - you have been warned.I really, really, really wanted to know why Calliope 'chose' to live life as Cal once she learned that she was a biological male. It was, arguably, [...]


    20. Flying to Detroit for the Fourth of July weekend to visit my brother in Ypsilanti, I was looking for a great novel set in Michigan to read during my travels. Published in 2002, I'm confident that Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides--winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction--would be one of my favorite novels whether I read it in the Wolverine State, in a box or with a fox. This three-generational family saga leaps from Greece to Detroit, across the U.S. and then over the sea to Germany to tell the st [...]


    21. This was my second time reading Middlesex, and I have to admit I approached it with some trepidation, wondering if I would enjoy it as much the second time, if I would be as swept up in the story, if, indeed, it would hold up.Note: The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the recent changes in policy and enforcement. You can read why I came to this decision here.In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook


    22. I'm torn on this book. On the one hand, I loved the story, which is, as another reviewer put it, 'the greatest, most incestuous Greek epic since the Iliad'. On the other hand, I had serious problems with some of the writing. I haven't seen my quibbles mentioned anywhere else, so I guess I'm alone on them. Or am I?In a nutshell, Middlesex is the story of Cal, a Greek American who was born a hermaphrodite and raised as a girl before finally realising he was boy as a teenager. In about five hundred [...]


    23. Jeffrey and I started on very bad terms. I read his Virgin Suicides and well that was an overhyped disappointment. The Marriage Plot is shaping up to be one of the worst books I read this year. So obviously I was apprehensive about starting this. But I did. And I liked it.What can I say, it’s a good book! Praise the baby Jesus, Jeffrey Eugenides wrote a good book! This is a perfectly fine novel. It held my interest all the way through and I actually wanted to know what happened as the novel pr [...]


    24. A storytelling hermaphrodite chronicles his family's history beginning with his grandparent's emmigration from Turkey to the US in the 1920s. Incest. Mythology. Dysfunctional Greek families. Explosive secrets. Humor in the most unexpected places. Drugs. Sex. Hippies. Riots. Hitchhikers. The Illiad. WHY AREN'T YOU OUT THE DOOR YET? GO. BOOKSTORE. PURCHASE. READ. YOU'RE WELCOME.


    25. Onvan : Middlesex - Nevisande : Jeffrey Eugenides - ISBN : 312422156 - ISBN13 : 9780312422158 - Dar 529 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2002


    26. Το Middlesex είναι ένα επικό, αριστουργηματικό έργο που στο πυρήνα του εδρεύει η αλλαγή, η εξέλιξη, η μετάβαση. Σαν τον μεταξοσκώληκα που περνάει από τόσα στάδια για να παράγει το πολύτιμο μετάξι. Σαν τον Λέφτυ και την Δεισδαιμόνα που η καταατροφή της Σμύρνης θα τους αφήσει να ξα [...]


    27. I've read quite a few reviews of this book saying that it was patchy in places, or it bogged down in the historical parts, the character not being believable in others, etc. I have not read the novel, so perhaps this is true. As an audiobook however, it was magnificent. The story was compelling, the history inseparable from the development of Calliope, and the voice of the reader - Kristoffer Tabori - was genius. His character variations made an interesting concept into a fascinating narrative o [...]


    28. Engaging epic of the three generations of a Greek family, the Stephanides. The first generation is composed of siblings, Desdemona and Lefty who leave their country during a political unrest, go to Prohibition-era Detroit and there have an incestuous relationship as husband and wife. Born to them in Detroit are son Milton and daughter Zoe. Milton marries his parent's cousin's daughter, Tessie and move to Michigan. Born to them are son Chapter Eleven and a daughter Calliope or Callie. At 13, Call [...]


    29. “I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974.”I'd heard Middlesex was about a character who was born intersex and raised as a girl - a compelling enough premise on its own - but I didn't realize this book was a rich, complex family drama, spanning multiple generations and featuring incest, immigration, family secrets and twentieth-century Ame [...]


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