Michelle Coquillat

Romantic Fictions Publication date : November 1, 1988

Why do romance novels achieve mass popularity? In this provocative study, M. Coquillat shows that by outrageously simplifying situations, they reproduce the fantasies of our society. Violence, passion and greed are perhaps magnified to the point of ridicule, but they feed a distinct need in our era of emotional alienation; a desperate desire for recognition, communication and authentic human relationships.