Published on September 11th, 2001 01:41 PM
When I mention the words "Mists of Avalon" to many women, something strange happens.
The eyes glaze over, the mouth falls open, and a stream of jargon falls from the lips: "goddess within," "magical," "feminine divine," "changed my life," "feminine energies," and so forth.
I find it kind of alarming, actually. All right, I exaggerate, but the sway that this historical romance holds over many women is