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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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

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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

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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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