Grupės ir aplinkos : tarpdisciplininis mokslo darbų leidinys = Groups and environments : interdisciplinary research studies. Kaunas : Vytauto Didžiojo universiteto leidykla, 2012, nr. 3, p. 73-91
Love stories thriving among teenagers and youth came to Lithuania through translations from the Russian language in the second half of the 20th century. Even though love stories underwent changes because of new ways of spread, they have survived through to the present day. This article analyses three kinds of love stories: manuscript, internet-written and internet-video stories. Manuscript stories existed as an esoteric girls’ literature; internet-written stories became available for readers of both genders, however, it is females who dominate as authors; and video stories are created and commented by young people of both genders. In this article, the dominating narrative patterns are singled out, the strategy of narration and the changes in writing practices are discussed, and the most typical features of style are highlighted. The in depth analysis of love stories’ inner structure reveals the actualization of the archetype of initiation and the role of death and love torment in the process of transformation.