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Jeffrey Eugenides on Great Love Stories

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Middlesex and The Virgin Suicides author Jeffrey Eugenides has edited a new collection of love stories, My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead: Great Love Stories, from Chekhov to Munro. He says the book is "a cure for lovesickness and an antidote to adultery."

Weigh in: What’s your favorite love story?

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Comments [1]

Waldo from Manhattan

Speaking of editors cutting 1/3 of a book, I'd guess that Maxwell Perkins cut more than half of Thomas Wolfe. Such an interesting question -- whose book is it?

Favorite love story? Elsa and Rick, Eliz. and Mr. Darcy, and there must be others...

Jan. 10 2008 01:25 PM

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