“Many men today feel that their position is eroding,” says the American writer Jeffrey Eugenides. A conversation about weak sexes and why men are just the scapegoats. 0

the WORLD: you wanted to be an actor.

Eugenides: Yes, Yes. This is the same mix of exhibitionism and uncertainty. But Writing suits me better, because I secrete about me.

the WORLD: Ten stories from 30 years ago, but a theme runs through: the men are always in Trouble. You have to pity these men, or are you disgusted by them?