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Judith Krantz

Judith Krantz

A hypercritical professor kept Judith Krantz from writing fiction until middle age, but once she started, her bestselling romance novels proved him wrong.

Judith Krantz

Judith Krantz is the third-largest-selling female novelist in history. She creates plots and subplots as she writes about fascinating women, beauty, fame, money, and sex. Although her goal is for her books to provide escape and entertainment, she does try to make some serious points and has woven such issues as antisemitism and the German occupation into her novels. All of her heroines are working women, and she has said that the subtext of all her books is women’s opportunities.

Fiction, Popular in the United States

The explosion of writing by American Jewish women in the twentieth century has produced not only serious fiction, poetry, essays, and autobiography but also a range of popular literature geared to pleasure reading and light entertainment. Jewish women authors have experimented with many genres: regional novels, sagas, historical novels, romances, mysteries and crime fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and humor.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Judith Krantz." (Viewed on October 22, 2014) <http://jwa.org/taxonomy/term/10497>.

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