• Jennifer Crusie’s Literary Lingerie

    Author(s):
    Laura Vivanco (see profile)
    Date:
    2012
    Subject(s):
    Fashion, Popular culture, Romance fiction
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/a4ev-as89
    Abstract:
    Lingerie plays a significant role in many of Jennifer Crusie’s romances from Sizzle,“the first book I wrote even though it was published as my third,”through to Bet Me, which she has described as her “last classic romance.” Its function and symbolism varies depending on differences in context, colour, fabric and design: in Bet Me sexy underwear is advocated as a way to catch a husband but in Anyone But You a padded bra forms a barrier to intimacy; lingerie deceives and is discarded in Tell Me Lies but speaks eloquently about its wearers’ sexual desires in Crazy for You. Crusie’s literary lingerie reflects the complexity of women’s relationships with their bodies, their desires, their sexual partners and their friends.
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    Published
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