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The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides – one of the most anticipated books of Fall 2011?

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“Some people majored in English to prepare for law school. Others became journalists. The smartest guy in the honors program, Adam Vogel, a child of academics, was planning on getting a Ph.D. and becoming an academic himself. That left a large contingent of people majoring in English by default. Because they weren’t left-brained enough for science, because history was too try, philosophy too difficult, geology too petroleum-oriented, and math too mathematical – because they weren’t musical, artistic, financially motivated, or really all that smart, these people were pursuing university degrees doing something no different from what they’d done in first grade: reading stories. English was what people who didn’t know what to major in majored in.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot

Reviews, Interviews etc.:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anis-shivani/the-most-anticipated-book_2_b_989036.html#s381559&title=Jeffrey_Eugenides_The

http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/books/interview-jeffrey-eugenides-20111006-1la5v.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/books/review/the-marriage-plot-by-jeffrey-eugenides-book-review.html?_r=1&nl=books&adxnnl=1&emc=booksupdateema3&adxnnlx=1325195932-MGLznCPWUpOUKoiwkxeLgg

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/nihilism-meets-jane-austen/story-e6frg8nf-1226163154352

http://blogs.montrealgazette.com/2011/11/05/jeffrey-eugenides-in-conversation-the-marriage-plot-the-fallacy-of-autobiographical-fiction-and-reading-with-michael-ondaatje/

http://www.themillions.com/2011/10/how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-write-the-marriage-plot.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-kessel/the-marriage-plot-an-ordi_b_1197540.html

http://www.standard.co.uk/arts/book/the-marriage-plot-by-jeffrey-eugenides–review-6448388.html?origin=internalSearch

David Lodge on campus novels

September 24, 2010 11:34 pm, Financial Times

“The campus novel emerged as higher education expanded and novelists increasingly took day jobs in universities. Inherently comic and satirical, it is focused on the lives of academic staff rather than their students, and explores the gap between the high ideals of the institution and the human weaknesses of its members.”

The List: Five of the best campus novels

David Lodge on Vladimir Nabokov’s Pnin

Other top tens, top fives etc.:

Jeffrey Moore’s top 10 campus novels:

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2002/jul/03/bestbooks.fiction

10 Classic Campus Novels:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/04/10-classic-campus-novels_n_857756.html#s274149&title=Gaudy_Night

Literature of the campus:

http://theconcordian.com/2013/09/articulate-literature-of-the-campus/

Top 5 Campus Novels Written by Women by Jane Bradley:

http://forbookssake.net/2013/07/05/top-five-campus-novels-written-by-women/