Loving with a Vengeance: Mass-produced Fantasies for Women

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Routledge, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 138 pages
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Upon its first publication, Loving with a Vengeance was a groundbreaking study of women readers and their relationship to mass-market romance fiction. Feminist scholar and cultural critic Tania Modleski has revisited her widely read book, bringing to this new edition a review of the issues that have, in the intervening years, shaped and reshaped questions of women's reading. With her trademark acuity and understanding of the power both of the mass-produced object, film, television, or popular literature, and the complex workings of reading and reception, she offers here a framework for thinking about one of popular culture's central issues.

This edition includes a new introduction, a new chapter, and changes throughout the existing text.

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Review: Loving with a Vengeance: Mass Produced Fantasies for Women

User Review  - Rebecca Maher - Goodreads

Revenge is ours! Whether you like this book or not, you will never be able to un-hear Modleski's compelling argument. Read full review

Review: Loving with a Vengeance: Mass Produced Fantasies for Women

User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

An interesting book that discusses why women are so attracted to genres of entertainment dedicated to them like chick lit, soap operas, chick flicks--the 2007 edition even has an introduction with some comments on yaoi. Read full review

About the author (2008)

Tania Modleski is Florence R. Scott Professor of English at the University of Southern California. She is the author, most recently, of a revised and expanded edition of her classic study of Hitchcock, The Women Who Knew Too Much, also published by Routledge

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