9502RE: [mythsoc] a question on female writers of male protagonists
- Jun 13 6:12 AMLet me toss in the name of one of my favorite male main characters created
by a female author -- Lois McMaster Bujold's Miles Vorkosigan. And in
contrast, a similar female main character created by a male author -- David
Weber's Honor Harrington. Miles appeals more to me -- Honor leaves me a bit
cold, and she seems less real as a person.
From: Elizabeth Apgar Triano [mailto:lizziewriter@...]
Sent: Friday, June 13, 2003 6:57 AM
Subject: [mythsoc] a question on female writers of male protagonists
... Now I have a general discussion question.
I have these past few years read a number of books by female writers, with
male protagonists. Several of C.S. Friedman's titles come to mind, as well
as _Eye of Night_, and a few other titles which escape me at the moment.
These particular male protagonists are thoughtful, reflective, and fairly
nonviolent. Without trying to imply that men are none of these things, it
does seem to me that women create such characters differently then men
would, and also I have more and more been wondering whether these
particular characters appeal more to women than they do to men.
So I'd like to hear you guys and gals weigh in on, uh, er.... cross-gender
amor vincit omnia
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