Erica Jong - Author

About the Author

Erica Jong is a poet, novelist, and essayist, best known for her eight New York Times bestselling novels, including Fear of Flying (which has sold twenty-seven million copies in more than forty languages) and Fear of Fifty. Her work has appeared all over the world.

Featured books by Erica Jong

Fear of Dying

Fear of Dying

Author: Erica Jong Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2016

'I loved Fear of Dying. I found it irreverent, funny, tender and very wise and it made me feel more alive' RACHEL JOYCE, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Vanessa Wonderman is smart, sexy - and sixty. After a lifetime of crazy families, New York high society and playing a soap opera archvillain bitch, she's not ready to give up yet. But life's not so carefree any more. Her parents are dying, her husband's in hospital and her wild-child daughter is pregnant. So when she signs up to a casual encounters site, she's thinking of leaving her wifelife behind - at least for a little bit. However, the most painful parts of your past always have away of surprising you. Will she learn in time how to live, how to love, how to be fearless?

Other books by Erica Jong

Witches

Witches

Author: Erica Jong Format: eBook Release Date: 29/08/2017

The New York Timesbestselling author of Fear of Flying celebrates witches in this gorgeously illustrated brew of witchcraft lore, potions, secrets, and myth. With a mix of genuine fascination, passionate enthusiasm, and keen feminist insight, Erica Jong wades through a bog of myths, misinformation, historical hysteria, and contemporary Halloween costumes to offer a generous exploration and celebration of witches. From their origins as descendants of ancient goddesses to contemporary practitioners of the craft, the evolution of the concept of ';witch' has been as changeable as the centuries themselves. From evil crone to sexual seductress, they are the embodiment of both light and dark, fertility and death, divinity and paganism, baleful curses and healing cures. They have been scapegoated as the object of men's worst fears and embraced as heroines of female empowerment. As muses, they have influenced popular culture from Shakespeare and Yeats to Anne Sexton and Ken Russell. With reverence and a hint of mischief, Jong reveals witches' rites, rituals, and magical recipes, including authentic spells and incantations. ';A steaming cauldron of beautifully illustrated prose, poetry, love potions and flying lotions' (Glamour) from the renowned author of Fanny, Witches is ';nothing less than a complete transformation of our concept of witches ... accomplishe[d] with panache in this sumptuously and provocatively illustrated book (Publishers Weekly). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erica Jong, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.

Fear of Dying

Fear of Dying

Author: Erica Jong Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2016

'I loved Fear of Dying. I found it irreverent, funny, tender and very wise and it made me feel more alive' RACHEL JOYCE, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Vanessa Wonderman is smart, sexy - and sixty. After a lifetime of crazy families, New York high society and playing a soap opera archvillain bitch, she's not ready to give up yet. But life's not so carefree any more. Her parents are dying, her husband's in hospital and her wild-child daughter is pregnant. So when she signs up to a casual encounters site, she's thinking of leaving her wifelife behind - at least for a little bit. However, the most painful parts of your past always have away of surprising you. Will she learn in time how to live, how to love, how to be fearless?

Fear of Dying

Fear of Dying

Author: Erica Jong Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/02/2016

As Vanessa watches her aged parents fade, and her much older husband, Asher, struggle in the throes of open-heart surgery, she dreams of reversing time and becoming young again. Could her fountain of youth fantasies be fulfilled on zipless.com, a site inspired by her best friend, Isadora Wing's fantasy of encounters with no consequences? Surrounded by mortality, Vanessa is restless and curious enough to try anything.

Dulce tentacion

Dulce tentacion

Author: Erica Jong Format: eBook Release Date: 24/06/2014

Que es lo que quieren las mujeres?Mujeres de verdad escriben sobre sexo de verdad.Cuando se trata de sexo, que es lo que quieren las mujeres? En esta coleccion reveladora y valiente, Erica Jong muestra que cada mujer tiene su propia respuesta.Susan Cheever habla de los peligros espantosos del sexo casual en "e;Sexo con un desconocido"e;, mientras que Gail Collins relata su educacion catolica en Cincinnati y la monja que apasionadamente le prohibio tener relaciones carnales. En "e;Todo fuera: Una historia corta"e;, Jennifer Weiner explora como, en el amor, el cuerpo puede jugar un papel tan grande como el corazon. En la aguda pieza de Karen Abbott, unos octogenarios poseen una pasion que nada tiene que envidiar a las inolvidables protagonistas de "e;Las chicas de oro"e;. Molly Jong-Fast reflexiona sobre su educacion no convencional y por que toda una generacion de mujeres jovenes han rechazado el amor libre a favor del cochecito de bebe y el mama y yo hacemos yoga.El sexo, en definitiva, puede ser tan fugaz, pesado, mundano, e intenso que el resto de la vida. De hecho, Jong afirma en su introduccion "e; La verdad es que el sexo es vida, ni mas ni menos.

Shylock's Daughter

Shylock's Daughter

Author: Erica Jong Format: eBook Release Date: 08/10/2013

An actress travels back in time to Venice and has a passionate affair with William Shakespeare, in this novel by a #1 New York Timesbestselling author. A glamorous Hollywood film star, Jessica Pruitt fears the best days of her career are behind her. Arriving in Italy soon after losing custody of her young daughter, she hopes to forget her woes by serving as a judge at the Venice Film Festival and immersing herself in preparations for her starring role in a new cinematic take onThe Merchant of Venice. For the aging but still beautiful actress, this ancient, crumbling city of canals is the perfect escape, enchanting her withits history, its magic, and its mystery. Then one day, while strolling through the old Jewish quarter, she finds herself in a very different Veniceone that hasn't existed for five hundred yearsas the heroine of a new theatrical endeavor by an enigmatic young playwright named Will Shakespeare. Suddenly, impossibly, Jessica has found a new beginning, a new audienceand, in the arms of a genius fledgling bard, a love affair more stimulating, satisfying, and liberating than any she will ever know, even five centuries on. Originally published as Serenissima, this ';hypnotic' novel by the bestselling author of Fear of Flying is a magical tale set in a magical city, and a delightfully uninhibited love story that transcends time (The Washington Post Book World). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erica Jong including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.

Fanny

Fanny

Author: Erica Jong Format: eBook Release Date: 08/10/2013

A ';rollicking and bawdy' tale of eighteenth-century England, inspired by Fanny Hill, from the New York Timesbestselling author of Fear of Flying (The Plain Dealer). Galloping from England to Africa to the high seas of the Caribbean, bestselling author Erica Jong's ';perverse epic' follows the amorous adventures of a woman of pleasure and pluck (The New York Times). Falling in with randy highwaymen, witches, kidnappers, pirate queens, prostitutes, and such luminaries as Jonathan Swift, William Hogarth, and Alexander Pope, Fanny is seeking much more than fortune. In this unexpurgated ';memoir' by the girl made famous in John Cleland's notorious Fanny Hill, our dauntless heroine finally reveals what really made her. Life begins somewhat ignobly for Fanny Hackabout-Jones. Abandoned as an infant on the doorstep of Lord and Lady Bellars's grand Wiltshire manor, she contemplates the literary life as she grows to ripe young womanhood. Fanny chooses, however, to pursue a very different future when she flees to London to escape the mortifying advances of her adoptive father. There, on the road, her life truly begins. Cast by pernicious Fateand her own audacious willinto a series of astonishing escapades, Fanny learns that a woman's lot is not an easy one in these oppressive times. But she will not be discouraged, nor will she falter, on the uneven path toward notoriety, self-discovery, motherhood, and love. This is a delightful twist on classic literatureand ';Erica Jong was the right person to write it' (Anthony Burgess, Saturday Review). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erica Jong including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.

Sappho's Leap

Sappho's Leap

Author: Erica Jong Format: eBook Release Date: 08/10/2013

The #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Fear of Flying brings the seductive Greek poet to life in this ';enormously entertaining' tale (Booklist). As she stands poised at the edge of a precipice in the shadow of the sanctuary of Apollo, the greatest love poet who ever was or ever will be recalls the eventful fifty years that have led her to this moment. It was love that seduced her, at age sixteen, into an ill-fated plot with the poet Alcaeus to depose the despot of the island of Lesbos. It was love that made her trade the unwanted marriage bed of an old, despised, and drunken husband for a seemingly endless series of lovers, both male and female. For Sappho, life has always been a banquet to be savored to the fullest, a strange and sensual odyssey that has carried her to the far corners of the ancient world. Devoted to the goddess Aphrodite and granted the gift of immortal song, she has followed her magnificent destiny from Delphi to Egypt, to the land of the Amazons, the realm of the centaurs, and into the stygian depths of Hades itself, often in the company of her companion and friend, the fabulist slave Aesop. Through every grand affair and every wild adventure, she has remained forever true to her heart, her passion, and herself, right up to this, the end of everything. Combining evocative and realistic detail with unabashedly outrageous invention, Erica Jong'sSappho's Leapis a flawless gem of historical fiction boldly imagined by one of America's most enthralling storytellers. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erica Jong including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.

Becoming Light

Becoming Light

Author: Erica Jong Format: eBook Release Date: 08/10/2013

A courageous and enthralling collection of poems byFear of Flyingauthor Erica Jong celebrating life, art, sex, and womanhoodseven lives,then webecome light . . .Erica Jong's novels are fearless and passionate. So, too, is her poetry. Though renownedand sometimes vilifiedfor her unabashedly sensual fiction, the author considers herself a poet first and foremost. ';It was my poetry,' Jong writes, ';that kept me sane, that kept me whole, that kept me alive.'Becoming Lightcontains poems personally selected by Jong from her complete oeuvre of acclaimed published workspoems of love, sex, witches, gods, and demons; word-songs brimming with wit, heart, bitterness, sorrow, and truth. From the earliest poetic musings of a brilliant young artist first trying out her wings to later works born of experience and maturity, unpublished before appearing in this collection, Jong's pure artistry shines like a beacon as she writes, fearlessly and passionately, about being a woman, about being alive.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erica Jong including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.

Devil at Large

Devil at Large

Author: Erica Jong Format: eBook Release Date: 08/10/2013

Fearless, iconic poet, novelist, and feminist Erica Jong offers a fascinating in-depth appreciation of the controversial life and work of American literary giant Henry MillerHenry Miller (Tropic of Cancer) and Erica Jong (Fear of Flying) are true literary soul mates. Both authors have been, in equal measure, lauded for their creative genius and maligned for their frank treatment of human sexuality. So who better than Erica Jong to offer an expert appraisal and appreciation of Henry Miller, the man and his art?At once a critical study, a biography, a memoir of a remarkable friendship, and a celebration of the life and work of the author whom Erica Jong compares to Whitman,The Devil at Largeexplores the peaks and valleys of Miller's storied writing career. It examines his tumultuous relationshipsincluding his doomed marriage to June Mansfield and his lifelong tenuous bond with his motherand confirms his standing as a creative genius.Jong, a renowned feminist, courageously answers critics who accuse her subject of degrading women in his fiction, suggesting instead that he sought to demystify them by means of the ';violent verbal magic of his books.' With grace, wit, warmth, and intelligence, Jong brings readers close to the man and his writing. There has never been a more incisive and insightful analysis of this exceptional American master.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erica Jong including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.

Fear of Flying

Fear of Flying

Author: Erica Jong Format: eBook Release Date: 03/09/2013

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.

Sugar in My Bowl Real Women Write About Real Sex

Sugar in My Bowl Real Women Write About Real Sex

Author: Erica Jong Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2012

Poet, novelist, and essayist, the legendary Erica Jong-whose novel Fear of Flying opened eyes and broke down walls-offers us a provocative collection of essays about sex from some of the most respected female authors writing today. Real Women Write about Real Sex in Sugar in My Bowl, as such marquee names as Gail Collins, Eve Ensler, Daphne Merken, Anne Roiphe, Liz Smith, Naomi Wolf, and Jennifer Weiner, to name but a few, join together to speak openly about female desire-what provokes it and what satisfies it. In the free, unfettered spirit of The Bitch in the House, Sugar in My Bowl explores the bedroom lives of women with daring, wit, intelligence, and candor.

Sappho's Leap

Sappho's Leap

Author: Erica Jong Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/05/2010

At the age of fourteen, Sappho is seduced by the beautiful poet Alcaeus and plots with him to overthrow the dictator of their island. When they are caught, she is married off to a repellent older man in hopes that matrimony will keep her out of trouble. Instead, it starts her off on a series of amorous adventures with both men and women, taking her from Delphi to Egypt, and even to the Land of the Amazons and the shadowy realm of Hades. Complemented by Erica Jong's new translations of Sappho's fragments, as well as nine of the author's own poems about the epic poet who shaped all our understandings of poetic verse, Sappho's Leap is not to be missed. Jong's Sappho is one of her most unforgettable and exuberant heroines.

Sappho's Leap

Sappho's Leap

Author: Erica Jong Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/01/2004

Sappho's Leap is a journey back 2000 years to inhabit the mind of the greatest love poet the world has ever known. At the age of 14, Sappho is seduced by the beautiful poet Alcaeus, plots with him to overthrow the dictator of the island, and is caught and married off to a repellent older man in the hope that matrimony will keep her out of trouble. Instead, however, it starts her off on a series of amorous adventures taking her from Delphi to Egypt, and even to the Land of the Amazons and the shadowy realm of Hades.

What Do Women Want? Bread, Roses, Sex, Power

What Do Women Want? Bread, Roses, Sex, Power

Author: Erica Jong Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/12/1999

This is a kaleidoscopic collection of Erica Jong's provocative prose, covering politics, pornography, motherhood and writing, with turns from Hillary Rodham Clinton, Lolita, Princess Diana and Louise Woodward. It surfs the waves of feminism from the bold ancestors to the modern truce between the sexes.

Of Blessed Memory

Of Blessed Memory

Author: Erica Jong Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/06/1998

This is a 100-year epic of a Jewish family in America, told through the stories of four generations of women from one unconventional, artistic clan. This is the story of mothers and daughters, grandmothers and great-grandmothers, a saga of the 20th-century woman and her heroic struggles to be free.

Serenissima

Serenissima

Author: Erica Jong Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/09/1997

A story of Venice today and Venice in its illustrious past, this novel gives the reader a portrait of the modern-day film world and a clue to the passions behind Shakespeare's most enigmatic work. Jessica Pruitt, a Hollywood actress in her forties has come to Venice to judge the film festival.

How to Save Your Own Life

How to Save Your Own Life

Author: Erica Jong Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/1997

Picks up the story of Isadora three years after the events of Fear of Flying . Isadora is by now an older, wiser and somewhat more rueful heroine. This time her odyssey takes her to the never-never land called California where she meets a variety of sharks, knaves, fools - and one real lover.

Parachutes and Kisses

Parachutes and Kisses

Author: Erica Jong Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/1997

Career, baby and a gloriously liberated love life; suddenly single, uninhibited Isadora is besieged by more suitors than she can keep track of: an Orthodox rabbi, a poetic DJ, the son of a famous sex therapist and, finally, Bean, the demonic-Byronic lover she's searched for all her life.

Fear Of Flying

Fear Of Flying

Author: Erica Jong Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/06/1994

The modern classic that changed the way we thought about sex `Bigamy is having one husband too many. Monogamy is the same' - Anonymous (a woman) Compulsive daydreamer Isadora Wing has come to a crossroads. Five years of marriage have made her itchy - itchy for men, and itchy for solitude. Ditching her second husband during a work conference in Vienna she decides to cut and run, criss-crossing her way across Europe in search of the perfect no-strings-attached tryst - and she won't let a little thing like a fear of flying get in her way. Witty, fearless and exuberant, Fear of Flying remains as sensational today as when it was first published.

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