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Old 10-06-2013, 01:40 AM
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I didn't really want to create a new thread about this but didn't find one where sticking this in wouldn't be totally irrelevant to where the thread is at now lol I just thought this was an interesting blog on the subject bringing fiction into the discussion so you book lovers may get a kick out of it.

'A First-Rate Girl': Yates, Franzen, and the Problem of Female Beauty : The New Yorker
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:42 AM
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I'll have to go back and read the essay more closely, but it was interesting.

On a related note, I read a piece on Lena Dunham where an HBO executive said that one of the reasons why he liked Girls was that Lena/Hannah was not the kind of woman who'd get everything she wanted in life because she's just so beautiful, and that was different (at least for mass media/popular culture.)
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