It's Lit!

The Female Writers Who Dominated Amatory Fiction

07/14/2021 | 11m 52s

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Men are typically credited with inventing what we know as the modern novel was Miguel de Cervantes for Don Quixote. But the real antecedent for the modern novel was created by… women. Amatory fiction is preoccupied with sexual love and romance. Most of its works were short stories, it was dominated by women, and women were the ones responsible for sharing and promoting their own work.

Aired: 07/14/21 | Rating: NR

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