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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Gender cliches hold even among literary types

Apparently even among lovers of literature, gender cliches reveal themselves. A survey of 500 men and 500 women reveals that men like dysfunctional lone wolf stories like Catcher In The Rye and The Outsider. Women, however, prefer emotional novels by authors like Emily Brontë, and Jane Austen. Men and women also differ in how they use and view literature with men saying that non-fictional works are just as likely to have been watershed works for them as novels. The researchers say they were shocked by the results...

Check out the full story in the Guardian.

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