Mar 2, 2014
There's a moment in Jeffrey Eugenides' third novel, "The Marriage Plot," where one character, an overzealous self-important film student, details the youthful need to "kill the father" -- to overcome the influence of, and outclass, the defining artists in one's field.
The Daily Princetonian
Eugenides: upholding 'pact with the reader' key
Author and creative writing professor Jeffrey Eugenides participated in an informal discussion Monday on the inspiration behind his stories, his ever-changing writing style and how his works reflect his inner nature as an author.
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