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Geoffrey Wolff and the ‘pee-wee metropolis’

Jeffrey Eugenides entered a select club last month when he published his novel, The Marriage Plot . His ticket for admission was a sentence on page 9 that began, "Providence was a corrupt town, crime ridden and mob-controlled . . . ."
English Dept.
By PHILIP EIL  |  December 02, 2011

Eugenides's updated Austen

For his long-awaited third novel, Jeffrey Eugenides goes back to look at love in the '80s — and apparently decides that it's a lot like love in the early 19th century.
Jeffrey does Jane
By SHARON STEEL  |  October 14, 2011

Eugenides ponders the ruins of Providence

Born in Michigan, educated at Brown and Stanford, and now teaching at Princeton, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides opens his just-published third novel, The Marriage Plot , with daylight rising over the smokestacks of the old Narragansett
By MAGGIE LANGE  |  October 07, 2011