Bibliodaze Post: Why is Lolita “Sexy” But Romance Novels Aren’t?

"The other issue with this list isn’t regarding what’s on it but what’s not on it. Flavorwire have included multiple erotic novels but only those considered “classics”, like Anais Nin, The Story of O, Fear of Flying and Anne Rice’s Sleeping Beauty series (side note but Rice can’t write erotica to save herself). Love in the Time of Cholera is on there, as is Wuthering Heights, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Princess Bride, the works of Lord Byron and even The Great Gatsby.

 

The list is primarily works centred on heterosexual white couples and all relatively “serious” literature.

 

There isn’t a single romance novel on that list."

 

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