For Love and Money

For Love and Money

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Laura Vivanco's study challenges the idea that Harlequin Mills a Boon romances are merely mass-produced commodities, churned out in accordance with a strict and unchanging formula. She argues that many are well-written, skilfully crafted works, and that some are small masterpieces. For Love and Money demonstrates the variety that exists beneath the covers of Harlequin Mills a Boon romances. They range from paranormal romances to novels resembling chick lit, and many have addressed serious issues, including the plight of post-Second World War refugees, threats to marine mammals, and HIV/AIDS. The genre draws inspiration from Shakespearean comedies and Austen's novels, as well as from other forms of popular culture. q a€œLaura Vivancoa€™s For Love and Money is an impressive study of the popular fiction of Harlequin Mills and Boon that is a must read for any student of popular fiction and for those who write and love the genrea€ a€”Liz Fielding, author of over 50 Harlequin Mills a Boon romances. a€œDeep learning, wide reading, and clear thinking are very much in evidence in Vivancoa€™s exploration of HMaB. A welcome addition to popular romance criticism.a€ a€” Professor Pamela Regis, author of A Natural History of the Romance Novel. qLaura Vivancoa€™s analysis of the category romance is both meticulous and inspiring. And while Vivanco limits her examples and discussions to category romances by Harlequin Mills a Boon and the HQN imprint, her application of Fryea€™s mimetic modes begs for expansion to texts and authors across the genre. This piece of literary criticism should serve as a template for romance scholars to move from defending the genre to discussing its values and complexity as a literary art. a€” Maryan Wherry, Journal of Popular Romance StudiesThe Literary Art of the Harlequin Mills aamp; Boon Romance Laura Vivanco. Michigan : Medieval Institute Publications, 1995. ... 2005 Annual Report. 8 June 2011 alt;http: // pdf/2005_annualreport.pdfagt;. Torstar. 2006 Annual Report.

Title:For Love and Money
Author:Laura Vivanco
Publisher:Humanities-Ebooks - 2011


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