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Negotiations and love stories



Love stories depend on disappointment, on unequal births and feuding families, on matrimonial boredom and at least one cold heart. Love stories, nearly without exception, give love a bad name.

Jeffery Eugenides reports from a year spent reading love stories for the anthology he edited, My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead, proceeds from which benefit 826CHI.