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Love Stories: Literature's Great Romances
If there’s one thing any book lover can tell you it’s that love on the page can feel as powerful and moving as the real thing. Or can it?
In this discussion, Hannie Rayson, Lorin Clarke, Kate Holden, Craig Sherborne and Steven Carroll examine the mechanics of representational romance and the devices writers use to tug at our heartstrings. They recall great literary lovers — from Lolita to, er… what was her name again?