Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Twilight Saga in The Atlantic

I found an article in a back issue of The Atlantic about The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer, and luckily the entire article is available on their website. It is titled "What Girls Want: A Series of Vampire Novels Illuminates the Complexities of Female Adolescent Desire" and delves into the deeper issues found within the stories that speak to a new generation of young women.

It is evident that the author of the article, Caitlin Flanagan, is well read in the classical romance novel. If you have read the novels or have a daughter who has read the novels, you should read this article. It's pretty good and has enough references to other love stories that you just might find a new book to read in the process.

Click here to read the article.

When hearing the term "Vampire Romance Novel" one may be more inclined to think of dime store paperbacks than classical literature, but the Twilight sagas are so well crafted and engaging that they will likely become classics themselves (though I still want to scream "find a hobby" at the main character because her obsession with Edward and his unnatural beauty is a little over the top, not to mention unhealthy.)

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