• Curtis Sittenfeld, author of .
  • Elizabeth Curtis Sittenfeld's eagerly awaited novel called American Wife gets mixed reviews
  • Anna Shapiro relishes Curtis Sittenfeld's good-humoured slice of life, The Man of My Dreams.
  • Curtis Sittenfeld, 37, is an American writer. Her third novel, , is about a fictional first lady

Eligible: A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice

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Romanul prep apare inntraducerea Roxanei Boboc si Anei-Maria Lisman, avand o prefata semnata de Aurora Liiceanu care declara: „Romanul prep ne face sa privim adolescenta cu mai mult interes si mai multa rabdare, si cu un profit urias: intelegerea.” Urmatorul roman tradus in colectia „Biblioteca Polirom” din opera lui Curtis Sittenfeld este "O femeie americana".

In vara anului 2006, Curtis Sittenfeld publica un al doilea roman de succes, Man of My Dreams (Barbatul visurilor mele), care, alaturi de prep, este tradus in peste treizeci de limbi. Comparata de critica literara cu Sylvia Plath si J.D. Salinger, Curtis Sittenfeld este o noua voce a literaturii americane, cu un timbru propriu si bine definit. Cel mai recent roman al ei, American Wife (Nevasta americana, in pregatire la Editura Polirom), aparut in 2008, are ca personaj principal o celebra prima doamna a Americii, care din clipa in care sotul ei devine presedinte (republican, in opozitie cu propriile ei vederi democrate) este pusa intr‑o pozitie la care nu s‑ar fi gindit sa aspire – una de putere, influenta, privilegii si responsabilitate. American Wife este considerat unul dintre cele mai indraznete, documentate si subtile romane ale momentului.

Reviews

PREP By Curtis Sittenfeld. 406 pp. Random House. $21.95.

Curtis Sittenfeld is a master of the phenomenon–novel. When she wrote her first, , it became the literary talking–point of 2005 and was optioned by Hollywood. Set in a boarding school, it was satirical but also affectionate, and told a genuine coming–of-age story that gave the much–derided figure of the preppy American teenager a new dignity.