chick lit


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chick lit

n. Informal
Literature intended to appeal primarily to women, especially books that emphasize human relationships and emotions rather than action or adventure.

chick lit

n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms)
a. a genre of fiction concentrating on young working women and their emotional lives
b. (as modifier): chick-lit romances.
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A partir do entendimento desses fenomenos, este artigo busca problematizar um tipo de literatura de massa que veio a ser denominado chick lit e seu subgenero, teen chick lit, expressao em lingua inglesa que se refere a literatura comercial direcionada ao publico feminino--em particular, o termo teen identifica o publico adolescente feminino--, em razao de observar-se que tais producoes tem sido relacionadas ao feminismo, conforme indicam autoras como Angela McRobbie (2004), Suzanne Ferriss e Young Mallory (2006), nao apenas por serem escritas por mulheres, mas principalmente por destacarem protagonistas supostamente libertas da dominacao masculina.
Sering remembers that chick lit was experiencing its own boom at that time, and Summit had decided to try and enter that market.
The term, Chick Lit begun in the 1990's is one I'd wish didn't exist but since it does, I wanted to examine why it irritates me so went back to the history of women's movements looking for insight.
A delightful debut that harks back to the early days of Chick Lit when heroines were flawed, funny, and forever battling for love and happiness.
Part whodunit, part chick lit, part ghost story, and all pure entertainment, it's a wickedly funny ride with a romantic undertone.
This introductory text surveys historical contexts and genres of popular fiction--the Victorian context and 20th century, science fiction, crime writing, romance and chick lit, adventure stories and lad-lit, horror, graphic novels, and children's literature--followed by case studies of major writers and texts: H.
Novelty underpants, dodgy perfumes and chick lit have been described as the country's most "rubbish" presents.
E]ven if the writing is far superior to that commonly associated with commercial fiction, the novel's flippant tone--and the fact that it never really probes very far beneath the surface of what the characters are thinking--makes it read like a more highbrow version of chick lit.
As Kapish Mehra, managing director of Rupa Publications points out, "Earlier an average book of fiction used to sell 5,000 copies to make it a bestseller, chick lit ( or lad lit as in the case of Bhagat) has changed all that.
Dit wil soms voorkom of chick lit die literere ekwivalent van popmusiek is.
The academic choosing to focus on a "noncanonical" (195) project is even more propelled to demonstrate valuable and meticulous study since her choice of primary sources can have negative ramifications upon her career: "the gum-popping connotations of the chick lit label affect both the perception of the primary texts and the producers of its secondary literature" (195).