Erica Jong

Erica Jong is an American author and teacher, known for her 1973 novel 'Fear of Flying', which became famously controversial for its attitudes towards female sexuality and liberation.


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  1. 1. Fear of Flying

    The novel follows the journey of a 29-year-old poet who is struggling with her identity and self-worth. She is in an unhappy marriage and fantasizes about a life of sexual and personal freedom. Her fantasies center around the "zipless fuck", a spontaneous and impersonal sexual encounter. She embarks on an affair with a British psychoanalyst in an attempt to realize her fantasies, but ultimately learns that true liberation comes from within.

    The 887th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. How To Save Your Own Life

    The novel follows the journey of a successful writer, Isadora Wing, who finds herself at a crossroads in her personal and professional life. Struggling with the constraints of her marriage and the expectations placed upon her, she embarks on a path of self-discovery and liberation. Through a series of relationships and introspective moments, Isadora confronts her fears, desires, and the societal norms that have shaped her existence, ultimately seeking to reclaim her own identity and sense of purpose. The story is a candid exploration of love, freedom, and the complexities of modern womanhood.

    The 9255th Greatest Book of All Time