Dangerous Men & Adventurous Women

Dangerous Men & Adventurous Women

Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance

Book - 1992
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In Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women , Jayne Ann Krentz and the contributors to this volume--all best-selling romance writers--explode myths and biases that haunt both the writers and readers of romances.

In this seamless, ultimately fascinating, and controversial book, the authors dispute some of the notions that plague their profession, including the time-worn theory that the romance genre contains only one single, monolithic story, which is cranked out over and over again. The authors discuss positive life-affirming values inherent in all romances: the celebration of female power, courage, intelligence, and gentleness; the inversion of the power structure of a patriarchal society; and the integration of male and female. Several of the essays also discuss the issue of reader identification with the characters, a relationship that is far more complex than most critics realize.

Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c1992.
ISBN: 9780812214116
Branch Call Number: 813.08509/DANGEROUS
Characteristics: xi, 186 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Krentz, Jayne Ann


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hgeng63 Jan 03, 2012

THE book if you love romance novels & also wish for some critical analysis of them. Really easy & enjoyable read, too. A bit dated, but that's okay.


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