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Chick Lit Novels: An Emerging Literary Genre

Shivaji D. Sargar, Moushmi D. Thombare

Abstract


Post-modern period evolved new genres which entertained the readers with their own content and style. These literary genres include graphic literature, ethnic literature, post-colonial literature, Chick literature and the like. Among these new genres of literature, the Chick literature became very popular among the youngsters as it reflected the life style of young women and their desires. The novels of this genre are short, handy and humorous, entertaining the readers of all ages and classes. They are primarily about women, narrating their life-stories with an aim to make the readers aware of the aspirations of the ‘new’ women. Thus it becomes very important to study the aspects of this popular genre. 


Keywords


Post-modern, Chick lit, globalization, social, cultural, psychological

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