Fear of Flying

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Open Road Media, Sep 3, 2013 - Fiction - 311 pages
The blockbuster novel of female freedom and empowerment that launched a sexual revolution
 After five years, Isadora Wing has come to a crossroads in her marriage: Should she and her husband stay together or get divorced? Accompanying her husband to an analysts’ conference in Vienna, she ditches him and strikes out on her own, crisscrossing Europe in search of a man who can inspire uninhibited passion. But, as she comes to learn, liberation and happiness are not necessarily the same thing. A literary sensation when first published in 1973, Fear of Flying established Erica Jong as one of her generation’s foremost voices on sex and feminism. Nearly four decades later, the novel has lost none of its insight, verve, or jaw-dropping wit.  This ebook features a new introduction by Fay Weldon, as well as an illustrated biography of Erica Jong, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
 

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I consider this to be a bold, feminist book. Irritatingly, on its cover is a "generous" verdict by John Updike (difficult to understand why it had to be there in the first place): "most delicious ... Read full review

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This has been one of my favorites since I first read it at 18. I picked it up at a library when I was at a crossroads of my own, and I started laughing so hard I had to check it out so I could leave ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction to the FortiethAnniversary Edition For Bette on Flying When She Is Older
En Route to the Congress of Dreams or the Zipless Fuck
Every Woman Adores a Fascist
3Knock Knock
Near the Black Forest
5A Report from the Congress of Dreams or Congressing
6Paroxysms of Passion or the Man Under the
A Nervous Cough
Existentialism Reconsidered
The Madman
The Conductor
Arabs Other Animals
Travels with My AntiHero
Seduced Abandoned
Dreamwork
Blood Weddings or Sic Transit

8Tales from the Vienna Woods
Pandoras Box or My Two Mothers
Freuds House
A 19thcentury Ending
A Biography of Erica Jong
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Erica Jong (b. 1942) was raised in New York City, where she first attracted attention as a poet, winning various awards for two volumes of verse published in the early 1970s. But she is best known forher first novel, Fear of Flying, which struck a chord with a country still reeling from the sexual revolution. Though it initially drew controversy for its frank depiction of female sexuality, it has sold more than eighteen million copies worldwide. Jong followed Isadora Wing through three more novels: How to Save Your Own Life, Parachutes and Kisses, and Any Woman's Blues. In addition to continuing to produce poetry, Jong has written historical fiction, most recently Sappho's Leap, and two memoirs, Fear of Fifty and Seducing the Demon: Writing for My Life.

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