Who is Erica Jong

Erica Jong (née Mann; born March 26, 1942) is an American novelist, satirist, and poet, known particularly for her 1973 novel Fear of Flying. The book became famously controversial for its attitudes towards female sexuality and figured prominently in the development of second-wave feminism. According to The Washington Post, it has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.

Early life and education

Jong was born on March 26, 1942. She is one of three daughters of Seymour Mann (died 2004), and Eda Mirsky (1911–2012). Her father was a businessman of Polish Jewish ancestry who owned a gifts and home accessories company known for its mass production of porcelain dolls. Her mother was born in England of a Russian Jewish immigrant family, and was a painter and textile...
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Erica Jong Poems

  • The Long Tunnel Of Wanting You
    This is the long tunnel of wanting you.
    Its walls are lined with remembered kisses
    wet & red as the inside of your mouth,
    full & juicy as your probing tongue, ...
  • For Howard Moss
    Already six years past your age!
    The steps in Rome,
    the house near Hampstead Heath,
    & all your fears ...
  • Anti-matter
    I am not interested
    in my body-
    the part that stinks
    & rots & brings forth ...
  • The Catch
    You take me to the restaurant where one
    plays God over a fish tank. The fat trout
    pace their green cage, waiting to be taken
    out of an element. Who knows what they know? ...
  • For All Those Who Died
    For all those who died-
    stripped naked, shaved, shorn.

    For all those who screamed ...
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Love 62 I Love You 62 Life 44 Heart 37 Death 33 World 33 Never 26 Body 25 Red 25 Time 24

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