Shawn L. Bird

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romance is terror transmuted by time January 7, 2013

Filed under: OUTLANDERishness,Quotations — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:05 am
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One never stops to think what underlies romance.  Tragedy and terror, transmuted by time.  Add a little art in the telling and voilá! a stirring romance, to make the blood run fast and maidens sigh.

Diana Gabaldon in Outlander.

I really like the poetry of this, although I’m questioning the truth of it.  Do time, tragedy and terror told artfully equal romance?  What do you think?

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3 Responses to “romance is terror transmuted by time”

  1. rebecca2000 Says:

    No. Romance is tension, titillation, and truth.

  2. definitely terror…and like that gal said: titillation. 🙂

    • Shawn Bird Says:

      You’d love Diana’s books. They’re at every used book store or library. They’re full of terror (or at least tension) and titillation. Start with Outlander.


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