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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 not a condemnation of the genre.

Via HelenKay Dimon

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

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