Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644008311
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Genre: Fiction

«Middlesex ist ein unerhörter, wunderbarer Roman.» (Jonathan Franzen) In einem kleinasiatischen Bergdorf fängt alles an. Ein junger Mann und eine junge Frau, Bruder und Schwester, fliehen vor den Türken nach Smyrna und, als die Stadt brennt, nach Amerika. Es ist das Jahr 1922. Auf dem Schiff heiraten sie und lassen sich später in der Autostadt Detroit nieder. Niemand ahnt das Geheimnis dieses Paares, doch nach Jahrzehnten hat der Tabubruch der beiden ungeahnte Folgen. «Locker, vielschichtig, tiefgründig, genial.» (Die Welt) «Eugenides ist ein Erzähler, der seine Leser schamlos in seinen Bann zu schlagen versteht. Und sein Buch ein Geschenk an die literarische Welt.» (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) «Ein spannender, origineller und sehr witziger Roman.» (Der Spiegel) «Ein wunderbares Buch, reich an Geschichte und Geschichten, an Liebe, Glück Leid, Trauer und Tiefsinn, an Witz und an Fabulier- und Erinnerungslust.» (Bernhard Schlink)

Vanished Villages of Middlesex

Author: Jennifer Grainger
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9781554883714
Release Date: 2002-07-10
Genre: History

Once home to over 60 flourishing villages, Middlesex County, in the heart of southwestern Ontario, has a rich history just waiting to be discovered. Anthropologist and local history enthusiast Jennifer Grainger has, through extensive research and much personal exploration, produced a valuable document chronicling the "rise and fall" of these pioneering settlements, truly the foundation of all that exist in the area today. Nostalgia buffs, armchair adventurers, genealogists and curious daytrippers alike will welcome the arrival of this timely publication with its many fascinating stories and countless visual reminders of the past.


Author: Norman George Brett-James
ISBN: UCAL:$B752737
Release Date: 1951
Genre: Middlesex (England)


Author: G. F. Bosworth
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107652910
Release Date: 2012-11-29
Genre: History

This guide to Middlesex by G. F. Bosworth was first published in 1913 as part of the Cambridge County Geographies.


Author: Michael Robbins
Publisher: History Press (SC)
ISBN: 1860772692
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: History

A history of Middlesex

The Different Implications of the Name Middlesex in the Novel of the Same Name by Jeffrey Eugenides

Author: Kathrin Ehlen
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783640942374
Release Date: 2011-06

Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Paderborn (Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Jeffrey Eugenides's Middlesex, language: English, abstract: The novel Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides won the Pulitzer Price in 2002. If you endeavour to sum up the story in one sentence, you could say it is an epic tale of an hermaphrodite of Greek origin, of his genealogy and of the first forty years of his life in the USA and in Berlin, told by himself. The question is: Why did Eugenides choose the title "Middlesex" for his novel? and: How can the motive "Middlesex" be traced in the text? In trying to answer this, I used different ways of appraoch. First I strived to get some explanations from the outside, using dictionaries, the internet, and also referring to "Middlemarch" by George Eliot, because the title bears a resemblance to "Middlesex." Next I found some interviews on the internet in which Eugenides speaks about his book. Then I turned to the novel itself. It is obvious that I looked into the chapter "Middlesex" first. Then I tried to find out whether there was any connection between the hermaphrodite status of Cal and the title. The last step I took was to analyze the relations of the four couples who make up Cal's entourage in order to learn, if there was anything that linked them to the title. A short evaluation of the results of this quest shall be given in the conclusion of this paper.


Author: Bruce Stevenson
Publisher: B. T. Batsford Limited
ISBN: STANFORD:36105036448046
Release Date: 1972
Genre: History

London and Middlesex

Author: Edward Wedlake Brayley
ISBN: UOM:39015004276914
Release Date: 1816
Genre: London (England)


Author: Richard Knight
ISBN: 0900422513
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

Sex in Middlesex

Author: Roger Thompson
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 0870236563
Release Date: 1989
Genre: History

Social historian Roger Thompson brings the forgotten and faceless men and women in 17th-century Massachusetts to suggest that records from Middlesex County of the Colony and Province of Massachusetts Bay show that the puritan social system was not so rigid and the relationships between sexes not so regulated as some historians have suggested. The argument of 'Sex in Middlesex' is revisionist: the 'puritans' and 'theocrats' who throng its pages do not behave in accordance with popular stereotype or conform tot he interpretations of major historians.