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Happily Ever After: The Romance Story in Popular Culture
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Happily Ever After: The Romance Story in Popular Culture (Hardback)

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Find your one true love and live happily ever after." The trials of love and desire provide perennial story material, from the BiblicalSong of Songsto Disney's princesses, but perhaps most provocatively in the romance novel, a genre known for tales of fantasy and desire, sex and pleasure. Hailed on the one hand for its women-centered stories that can be sexually liberating, and criticized on the other for its emphasis on male/female coupling and mythical happy endings, romance fiction is a multi-million dollar publishing phenomenon, creating national and international societies of enthusiasts, practitioners, and scholars. Catherine M. Roach, alongside her romance-writer alter-ego, Catherine LaRoche, guides the reader deep into Romancelandia where the smart and the witty combine with the sexy and seductive to explore why this genre has such a grip on readers and what we can learn from the romance novel about the nature of happiness, love, sex, and desire in American popular culture.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPopular culturePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesFeminism & feminist theory Publisher: Indiana University Press Publication Date: 31/03/2016 ISBN-13: 9780253020444  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Catherine M. Roach is Professor of Gender and Culture Studies in New College at the University of Alabama and author of Stripping, Sex, and Popular Culture. She publishes romance fiction as Catherine LaRoche.

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