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Seducing the Demon: Writing for My Life
Erica Jong
1585424447
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In four discursive essays and an introduction, Jong (Fear of Flying; Any Woman's Blues) ruminates on the elements of her writer's life. Most notable is sexuality: pursuit of the muse has often meant pursuit of a demon lover, a man utterly wrong for her. She walks away from Ted Hughes in the 1970s, but not from many other wrong men. Jong has had four husbands, one child and 20 books in the past four decades. Now in her 60s, she's well-read, well-traveled, therapized, happily married and sexually satisfied. Her memoir in vignettes asserts that without writing, Jong would go crazy, drink well beyond the excesses of her past and be miserable. Writing has propelled her forward into a fulfilled life. There is a fine section on women writers who pursued death (Plath, Sexton, Woolf); Jong explains why she refused to be...


Becoming Light
Erica Jong
0060984201
Oct 1992
Paperback
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--Los Angeles Times
"A lyrical voice of eloquence and splendor. She can bring peace or wry laughter, shatter illusions or dispel loneliness."

Book Description
An essential collection of poetry--the best of her creative body of work by the internationally celebrated and bestselling author of Fear of Flying and Any Woman's Blues. 

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Fear of Flying: 30th Anniversary Edition
Erica Jong
045120994X
April 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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Los Angeles Times
Extraordinary...at once wildly funny and very wise.

New York Review of Books
A picaresque, funny, touching adventure...

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Fear of Flying CD
Erica Jong
0061149055
June 2006
Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged
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Los Angeles Times
Extraordinary...at once wildly funny and very wise.

Anthony Burgess
Fresh, innovative, ingenious...moving. The imagination of the poet she essentially is strikes deep. I recommend it with all my heart. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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The Cube: Keep the Secret
Annie Gottlieb
0062512668
September 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
Spread the word...but keep the secret! The Cube is an imagination game--and more--that holds a secret you are dared not to reveal. Last seen making the rounds in the coffeehouses of Eastern Europe, the Cube is rumored to be of ancient Sufi origin, but no one really knows for certain. This mystery game just seems to reappear when and where it is needed. Now it is here! Inside these pages, the game is revealed along with intriguing stories of others who have played the Cube--including such celebrities as Gloria Steinem, Willem Dafoe, Erica Jong, and Judy Collins. So don't be square...Get Cubed!

About the Author
Annie Gottlieb is a freelance writer specializing in psychology. She has contributed to many publications, including Mirabella, McCall's, and the New York...


Jane Eyre
Charlotte Bronte
0451526554
July 1997
Mass Market Paperback
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From AudioFile
For a fan of Gothic romances, the opportunity to listen to a new recording of JANE EYRE is not to be passed up. British actress Juliet Stevenson gives a simply splendid narration. She gives clear voice to the spirited, intelligent, fiercely independent Jane and communicates the heroine's full range of emotions. Stevenson reads at a smooth, even pace, adding just the right amount of drama. If the new release of JANE EYRE at the movies moves many to take another look at the novel, Stevenson's masterful narration would be an excellent choice. C.R.A An AUDIOFILE Earphones Award winner. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

Midwest Book Review
This tie-in edition of a classic joins a major motion picture from Miramax Films,...


Fanny
Erica Jong
0393324354
May 2003
Paperback
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New York Times Book Review
A literary prodigy.

Newsweek
A rollicking tale...a tour de force.

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Why I'm Still Married: Women Write Their Hearts Out on Love, Loss, Sex, and Who Does the Dishes
Karen Propp (Editor)
1594630178
January 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Whether they're on their first marriage or their fourth, each of the 24 contributors to this thought-provoking collection has terrific stories and wisdom to share, and they all do it masterfully. "Nobody is a perfect match and we have to accept that," writes Marge Piercy, who has learned to accommodate her husband's quirks, just as he has hers. Editor Propp's husband expressed his annoyance—anger, actually—over differences so viciously that after five years she began fantasizing about leaving. Instead, she went to the Internet, read about verbal abuse and learned to stand up for herself. NPR reporter Maria Hinojosa says, "I stay married because this is the one person who understands how to help make me into a better person." You might not agree with everyone's theories—Hannah Pine defends her...


Shylock's Daughter
Erica Jong
0393324923
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Fay Weldon
A stirring book of fable and fantasy...outrageously readable.

Anthony Burgess
Fresh, innovative, ingenious...moving. The imagination of the poet she essentially is strikes deep. I recommend it with all my heart.

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Sappho's Leap
Erica Jong
039332561X
May 2004
Paperback
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From The New Yorker
What if the poet Sappho had paused to tell the story of her life in the moment before her legendary leap from the cliff? It's a neat premise, and the grab bag of brilliant bits that is all we know of Sappho's life might, in defter hands, have been fashioned into shimmering whole cloth. Instead, we get a windy, chaotic tale, which owes more to Bob Guccione's "Caligula" than to classical scholarship (sample chapter headings: "Aesop at the Orgy," "The Binding of the Babe"). Jong can't resist turning Sappho into a sandal-shod Isadora Wing, careering from one rapt, cartoonish embrace to another while occasionally crooning verses that as an imitation of Sappho's ravishing, elusive poetry are hopelessly inadequate.
Copyright © 2005 The New Yorker --This...


Fear of Flying
Erica Jong
0451209435
November 2003
Paperback
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Los Angeles Times
Extraordinary...at once wildly funny and very wise.

Anthony Burgess
Fresh, innovative, ingenious...moving. The imagination of the poet she essentially is strikes deep. I recommend it with all my heart. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Conversations with Erica Jong
Charlotte Templin (Editor)
1578065097
December 2002
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Rarely is sex discussed so often and so explicitly in author interviews as it is here in this piquant collection of conversations with the bright, audacious, and pioneering Jong, poet, novelist, and critic who will always be remembered for Fear of Flying, her shocking and liberating 1973 surprise best-seller (12 millions copies and counting), a publishing milestone that made her a media darling. Jong's celebrity status overshadowed her considerable literary skills and artistic intentions, an image problem the adventurous and talented writer has had to contend with ever since. This "polarization," as Templin terms it in her excellent introduction, makes for especially lively, far-ranging, and provocative interviews as Jong, whip smart and defiant, speaks with unfailing fluency about the often vituperative criticism...


Conversations with Erica Jong
Charlotte Templin (Editor)
1578065100
December 2002
Paperback
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From Booklist
Rarely is sex discussed so often and so explicitly in author interviews as it is here in this piquant collection of conversations with the bright, audacious, and pioneering Jong, poet, novelist, and critic who will always be remembered for Fear of Flying, her shocking and liberating 1973 surprise best-seller (12 millions copies and counting), a publishing milestone that made her a media darling. Jong's celebrity status overshadowed her considerable literary skills and artistic intentions, an image problem the adventurous and talented writer has had to contend with ever since. This "polarization," as Templin terms it in her excellent introduction, makes for especially lively, far-ranging, and provocative interviews as Jong, whip smart and defiant, speaks with unfailing fluency about the often vituperative criticism...


Witches' Brew
Yvonne Jocks (Editor)
0641667140

Paperback
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The Devil at Large
Erica Jong
0802133916
June 1994
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Jong's biographical tribute to Henry Miller provides an occasion for her wider reflections on sex and literature. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
Henry Miller was an enthusiastic fan of Fear of Flying ( LJ 10/1/73) and subsequently befriended its young author, who repays the favor in this lively study--one of the best yet written about Miller. Jong probes the author's love/hate relationship with his mother and his tumultuous marriage to the enigmatic June Mansfield. She offers insightful comments on Tropic of Cancer , "a book blocked off to readers by its incendiary reputation," and praises The Colossus of Maroussi (1941) as Miller's "central work." Perhaps most important, Jong parries the attacks leveled on her friend by feminist...


Feminism and the Politics of Literary Reputation: The Example of Erica Jong
Charlotte Templin
0700607080
April 1995
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Templin, professor of English at the University of Indianapolis, here analyzes the critical response to the writings of Erica Jong (Fear of Flying) and argues that the reviewing establishment is steeped in patriarchal attitudes hostile to women writers. Jong's female characters, who revel in their sexuality, Templin contends, challenge male-dictated cultural values and threaten a literary establishment that denigrates her work and dismisses her as a publicity seeker. Although Templin marshals some interesting evidence-documenting a correlation between positive reviews and the amount of advertising space publishers buy, as well as pointing out the critical success male writers have had in dealing with sexual issues-her thesis is overwritten. Clearly a Jong devotee, Templin includes far too many quotes from...

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