August 11, 2015 | 1

When did romance novels get such a bad rep? They weren’t always derided as somehow lesser than other books. At Jezebel, Kelly Faircloth delves into the history of the modern romance novel, exploring how particular stereotypes latched on to the popular genre. You could also read Julia Fierro on sex and the literary writer.

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

One comment:

  1. “When did romance novels get such a bad rep?”

    Uh, when people realized they’re full of terrible writing?

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