Nicholas Sparks on Love Stories v. Romances
Love stories are basically modern retellings of Greek tragedies. ThatÃƒÆ’Ã‚ ¢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 GrimmÃƒÆ’Ã‚ ¢Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚ ¬Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚ ¢s fairytales ÃƒÆ’Ã‚ ¢Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚ ¬” which is not a condemnation of the genre.
Via HelenKay Dimon