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Nicholas Sparks on Love Stories v. Romances

Love stories are basically modern retellings of Greek tragedies. Thatà¢Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚ ¬Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚ ¢s what a love story is, and so it has these Homeric roots. Romance novels have a much shorter literary history. They have their roots in Grimmà¢Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚ ¬Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚ ¢s fairytales à¢Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚ ¬” which is… more