Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Unrequited love in literature: 10 best examples

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best examples of unrequited love in literature.

The only entry on the list by a living writer:
Enduring Love by Ian McEwan

McEwan describes what it is like being the object of unwanted devotion. Joe tries to save a man in a ballooning accident, only to find that one of his fellow would-be rescuers, Jed, has become fixated on him. Other ages called it unrequited passion; we call it stalking.
Read about another example of unrequited love on Mullan's list.

--Marshal Zeringue