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In yesterday's Guardian novelist Eli Gottlieb offered a "top ten battle-of-the-sexes" reading list. Its offerings range from Edward Albee's play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" to August Strindberg's "Miss Julie." It's a feature designed to make us all smile, albeit rather nervously.

Who is it that best captures the interaction of the sexes? If you think in terms of conflict, there's always Shakespeare ("Taming of the Shrew") – or there's P. G. Wodehouse. If you prefer the falling in love part, once again, there's Shakespeare. Or D. H. Lawrence or Kate Chopin or Emily and/or Charlotte Bronte or – well, make your own list.


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