The Tricky Art of Writing about Love

Egan ed Eugenides
Benjamin Nugent riflette su come alcuni scrittori riescano a parlare d'amore, evitando di essere zuccherosi. "A number of my favorite novels of the last decade ... get away with great warmth — courtship stories that aren’t so different from Hollywood romantic comedies, stories that flirt with cheesiness, triviality, sentimentalism — by using a particular cold vocabulary, the vocabulary of theory. The novels include Leaving the Atocha Station, by Ben Lerner, The Marriage Plot, by Jeffrey Eugenides, A Visit From the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan, Indecision, by Benjamin Kunkel, and The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach..."

Per es. in The Marriage Plot di Eugenides, "... theory provides the language that enables the lovers to communicate". salon.

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