Monday, August 28, 2006

Sticking up for the chicks

I don't care for chick lit, but neither do I like seeing that genre or any other sniffed at because it's not Serious Literature. So today I'm applauding GalleyCat Ron Hogan for pointing out that by the apparent standards of a certain obnoxious chick-lit basher, even the redoubtable Dorothy Parker was a literary lightweight.

Go read. Take notes. Then you'll be able to hold your own in any discussion on the literary value of chick lit.

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Camy Tang said...

Thanks for that article, Brenda! I, too, have been tired of the literary snobbery--it's in the CBA, too--and to read his article is fascinating.


Brenda Coulter said...

Yeah. Ron really nailed it.

Julie Carobini said...

I write chick-lit, and I'm so over this :-)

Brenda Coulter said...

Well, hey. If you really want to be ridiculed, Julie, just try writing romance.