As I mentioned, I’m guest blogging on Ingrid’s Notes this week, talking about one of my favourite topics: The Perfect Man Archetype. I’ve discussed this at length on Wild About Words, but here it is, all nicely laid out for you. Enjoy!
by Melanie Fishbane
Over the last decade, lists, blog posts, and articles have surfaced online that speak to the first book crush. I was so curious about this, that I’ve spent the last two and half years exploring this connection between YA authors and their literary ancestors and between authors and their fans. This blog post is sort of a fast and dirty look at some of the material that I’ve looked at. There is feminist and literary theory hiding behind these conclusions, so here’s hoping you can follow my train of thought in 1000 words or less.
Authors have books that inspire them. L.M. Montgomery loved Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters and Stephenie Meyer loves Austen, the Brontës and the Anne of Green Gables books – there is even an AGG reference in Eclipse. The Female Literary Tradition is one of the ways in which women can…
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