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The End of the Novel of Love

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In these essays Vivian Gornick examines a century of novels in which authors have portrayed women who challenge the desire to be swept away by passion. She concludes that love as a metaphor for the making of literature is no longer apt for today's writers, such has the nature of love and romance and marriage changed. Taking the works of authors such as Willa Cather, Jean Rhys, Christina Stead, Grace Paley and Hannah Arendt, Gornick sets out to show how novels have increasingly questioned the inevitability of love and ...

The End of the Novel of Love 1999, Virago Press Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781860496462

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The End of the Novel of Love 1998, Beacon Press (MA), Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780807062234

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