Tag Archives: Middlesex

Time-Traveling through Age (Eugenides)

A quote: “…I hadn’t gotten old enough yet to realize that living sends a person not into the future but back into the past, to childhood and before birth, finally, to commune with the dead.  You get older, you puff … Continue reading

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The Limitations of the English Language (Eugenides)

A quote: “Emotions, in my experience, aren’t covered by single words.  I don’t believe in ‘sadness,’ ‘joy,’ or ‘regret.’  Maybe the best proof that the language is patriarchal is that it oversimplifies feeling.  I’d like to have at my disposal … Continue reading

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