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Middlesex: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club) (original 2002; edição 2002)

por Jeffrey Eugenides (Autor)

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In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry blonde classmate with a gift for acting. The passion that furtively develops between them--along with Callie's failure to develop--leads Callie to suspect that she is not like other girls. In fact, she is not really a girl at all.… (mais)
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Título:Middlesex: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)
Autores:Jeffrey Eugenides (Autor)
Informação:Picador (2007), Edition: 1st, 544 pages
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Middlesex por Jeffrey Eugenides (2002)

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    The Virgin Suicides por Jeffrey Eugenides (bookmomo)
    bookmomo: share the same exquisite sense of setting: boring, but not terrible suburban America, second half of last century.
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    As Nature Made Him por John Colapinto (librorumamans, librorumamans)
    librorumamans: The connection of this book to Middlesex is Eugenides' character, Dr Luce, who appears to be modelled on Dr John Money of Johns Hopkins University. As Nature Made Him is a non-fiction account of Money's experimental (and unsuccessful) sex reassignment of David Reimer, whose botched infant circumcision left him genitally mutilated. Both books compellingly look at the complexity of gender identity.… (mais)
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    Anywhere but Here por Mona Simpson (ainsleytewce)
    ainsleytewce: Both are very American stories, about families in the 20th century, fighting wars, starting businesses, raising families, and both feature a teenage protagonist.
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    The Human Stain por Philip Roth (sarah-e)
    sarah-e: A character 'passes' in society - dealing with culture and identity.
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    jacr: A scholarly discussion of the decline of Detroit and its race riots. People who liked Eugenides's fictional account of Detroit might be interested in this historical version.
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    someproseandcons: Both books are family and community sagas centered around secrets, and both books are carried by a strong and compelling voice.
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    ainsleytewce: Both begin with immigrants who come to America at approximately the same time.
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    boat-song: Contains an amazing chapter on Eugenides and Middlesex, and for those interested in gender, a must read.
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    BookshelfMonstrosity: Annabel follows the life of a hermaphrodite who was not masculine enough to please his father. The novel explores themes of family relations, gender roles, and sexual identity similar to those in Middlesex.
    JooniperD: While reminiscent of Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex, Annabel is a compelling and accomplished debut novel about one person’s struggle to discover the truth in a culture that shuns contradiction. Annabel offers some hard themes for readers. It is the story of an intersex child born in a remote coastal Labrador village in 1968. Primarily, I feel, Winter has written an homage to self-determination and self-preservation. An intersex child is born with atypical reproductive anatomy – both male and female anatomy are present. Advocates for intersex infants argue against surgical alterations of gentalia and reproductive organs being performed in order to accommodate societal expectations of what it means to be male or female in the world. This choice forms the centre of Winter’s novel.… (mais)
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life history of a hermaphrodite
  ritaer | Jul 17, 2021 |
This book started out very well, with good character development and an interesting plot. I was somewhat disappointed by the ending as I felt Eugenides was racing toward a conclusion too quickly. After comprehensive character histories and plot developments, it was wrapped up too neatly in a bow. However, I still give it four stars for creativity and character development. ( )
  jgmencarini | Jul 11, 2021 |
Simply one of the greatest books I have ever read, and a deserving winner of the Pullitzer. Stunning. ( )
  therebelprince | Jun 24, 2021 |
Gave up on this. Don't think I made it to p. 263 where one reviewer says the book picks up. ( )
  jdukuray | Jun 23, 2021 |
Great read - excellent biographical histories of the whole family. ( )
  pamirick | Jun 10, 2021 |
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This novel repeats the stand-out achievements of The Virgin Suicides: an ability to describe the horrible in a comic voice, an unusual form of narration and an eye for bizarre detail.
adicionada por SqueakyChu | editarGuardian, Mark Lawson (Oct 5, 2002)
 
Eugenides does such a superb job of capturing the ironies and trade-offs of assimilation that Calliope's evolution into Cal doesn't feel sudden at all, but more like a transformation we've been through ourselves.
 
Some of this footloose book is charming. Most of it is middling.
adicionada por Shortride | editarTime, Richard Lacayo (Sep 23, 2002)
 
His narrator is a soul who inhabits a liminal realm, a creature able to bridge the divisions that plague humanity, endowed with ''the ability to communicate between the genders, to see not with the monovision of one sex but in the stereoscope of both.'' That utopian reach makes ''Middlesex'' deliriously American; the novel's patron saint is Walt Whitman, and it has some of the shagginess of that poet's verse to go along with the exuberance. But mostly it is a colossal act of curiosity, of imagination and of love.
 
''Middlesex'' is a novel about roots and rootlessness. (The middle-sex, middle-ethnic, middle-American DNA twists are what move Cal to Berlin; the author now lives there too.) But the writing itself is also about mixing things up, grafting flights of descriptive fancy with hunks of conversational dialogue, pausing briefly to sketch passing characters or explain a bit of a bygone world.

''The Virgin Suicides'' is all of a piece, contained within the boundaries of one neighborhood; ''Middlesex'' -- a strange Scheherazade of a book -- is all in pieces, as all big family stories are, bursting the boundaries of logic.
adicionada por dale-in-queens | editarCnn.com, Lisa Schwarzbaum (Sep 9, 2002)
 

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In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry blonde classmate with a gift for acting. The passion that furtively develops between them--along with Callie's failure to develop--leads Callie to suspect that she is not like other girls. In fact, she is not really a girl at all.

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