Saturday, September 3, 2016

Six of the best books about university life

Michelle Dean is a critic and journalist based in New York. One of her six best books about university life, as shared at the Guardian:
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

When the first excerpt from this novel ran in the New Yorker in 2010, it was the sort of thing that every bookish person in New York went around asking each other: “Did you read this yet?” Come for Eugenides’s deconstruction of the traditional romantic plot that ends with a wedding; stay for the way Madeleine and her suitor talk about their mutual obsession with the theories of Roland Barthes.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue