Tuesday, February 15, 2011

E-Book of the Week: Women and Romance

Weisser, Susan Ostrov. Women and romance a reader. New York: New York University Press, 2001.

Here’s an e-book to read during the month honoring romantic love. This academic, but engaging and lucid, compilation of readings explores the subject which the editor states as the “female urge to experience the pleasure and endure the pain of romantic love.” Susan Ostrov Weisser provides short, insightful introductions to a range of essays and excerpts from longer pieces of literature by many notable feminist theorists and other important writers, which together form a broad historical, psychological and sociological perspective on the endlessly fascinating and enduring topic of womens’ love with/without the male of the species.

Previewed by John McGinty, Library Director. Click here to read this book.

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