Exploring The Waste Land
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Mr. Eugenides
Line 209

As Eliot's Mr. Eugenides, the Smyrna merchant, touches upon sexuality and gender issues, a different Mr. Eugenides, Jeffrey Eugenides, the author known for The Virgin Suicides, does also. In Eugenides' novel Middlesex Cal Stephanides (formerly Calliope) has undergone a female to male transformation (well, actually Cal is described as a 5-alpha-reductase pseudohermaphrodite.) Eugenides also weaves in myth and a flight from Smyrna in his novel.

Eugenides, Jeffrey.  Middlesex.  Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York.  2002.  532 pages.  ISBN: 0-374-19969-8 (hardbound)

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L 252 - Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
The publisher's webpage for the book with links to an excerpt and an audio reading.
L 253 - An email discussion of Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex
An exchange between John Colapinto and Judith Shulevitz at Slate.com.
L 254 - A review of Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex
A review by Andrew O'Hehir at Salon.com.

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