Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Authors


I went in a bookstore to buy some novel and... I noticed how mostly authors (not only novels) are women. This photo shows only four books but I did a personal poll and yes, women writers are in majority. --- Did you notice the same in your town / country?

Sono andato in una libreria per acquistare alcuni libri e... Ho notato come la più parte degli autori (non solo di romanzi) siano donne. Questa fotografia mostra solo quattro libri ma ho condotto una mia personale statistica e sì, le scrittrici sono in maggioranza. --- Avete notato lo stesso nella vostra città / Paese?
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9 comments:

G@ttoGiallo said...

Ah, che ragazzo coerente !
E Gatto invece di attenersi al suo quartiere - e ce n'è di cose da dire e da mostrare - sta scivolando un po' troppo verso il Sud... e vero che a Parigi l'estate non è mai arrivata.
Ma tornerò al tema principale. Si si.
M@

nazzareno said...

Non ho mai ragionato su questo dato e non saprei cosa dire.
La cosa che invece, nella tua foto, mi ha solleticato la mente è l'immagine di Jack Vettriano nella copertina della Schelotto e alla considerazione (non nuova) di quanto, immagini accattivanti e/o conosciute (come questa)incidano nell'acquisto del libro (magari il terzo o il quarto).
Io ad esempio mi lascio abbastanza condizionare.

Sunkyoung said...

I think it's half and half in Seoul.

albi said...

mah, io non me ne sono mai accorta, se siamo in maggioranza ne sono comunque felice.
(che cosa sono i cirri? scusa l'ignoranza)

Sonia said...

I like so much books's photos! And I like the smell, too!

I don't know to answer that question... but it's interesting to search the answer to it.

Clueless in boston said...

Women read more than men, so it makes sense that the market is responding to consumer demand. I don't really know if women publish more than men; I'm sure someone in academia (a woman most likely:) will do a study and publish the results.

Ha! maybe male writers will one day have to adopt female names to get their books published; the exact opposite of the 19th century when women sometimes had to adopt male names to get their work published.

I, as a general rule, like female writers better, especially for mystery and science fiction novels.

richard said...

In the UK we had the phenomenon of chick-lit (dreadful term) and there has always been an idea that in novel writing women get closer to life and relationships and are more perceptive (I don't mean that in a condescending touchy-feely way), whereas men go for melodrama and big ideas. Not a new thing. A lot of my favourite fiction authors are women (Penelope Lively, Alison Lurie, Iris Murdoch, E Annie Proulx etc).

NB re your posts on my blog, I haven't commented here for a few days either, although I've been visiting

Ming_the_Merciless said...

What are you doing in the romance book section?? :-)

• Eliane • said...

I have not paid much attention I must admit. I do know that there is this new trend of city girl books (think Sex And The City kind of thing, or The Nannies Diary - those are obviously women author, very entertaining but no exactly litterature. it's like reading a magazine with a hard cover.)
Did you buy any? They are 20% off...