A tale of two genders: men choose novels of alienation, while women go for passion
Camus tops the male 'milestones' list
Charlotte Higgins, arts correspondent
Thursday April 6, 2006
The novel that means most to men is about indifference, alienation and lack of emotional responses. That which means most to women is about deeply held feelings, a struggle to overcome circumstances and passion, research by the University of London has found.
"We were completely taken aback by the results," said Prof Jardine, who admitted that they revealed a pattern verging on a gender cliche, with women citing emotional, more domestic works, and men novels about social dislocation and solitary struggle.
She was also surprised she said, "by the firmness with which many men said that fiction didn't speak to them".
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