Erica Jong

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Date of Birth March 26, 1942
Place of Birth New York City, New York
Age 78 years old
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Erica Jong

Erica Jong 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.

Born: Erica Mann, March 26, 1942, New York City, U.S.
Occupation: Author, teacher
Nationality: American
Period: 1973–present
Genre: Primarily fiction and poetry
Notable works: Fear of Flying, Shylock's Daughter, Seducing the Demon
Children: Molly Jong-Fast
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About Erica Jong

Author whose debut novel, Fear of Flying, became known for its frank sexual content. Her other notable works include Shylock's Daughter (1987) and Seducing the Demon (2006).

Before Fame

She grew up with a love of reading and writing poetry and went on to study literature at Columbia University. She published her famous first novel, Fear of Flying, in 1973.

Achievement

She wrote openly about women's sexual desires.

Family Life

She was married four times between 1963 and 1989. With her third husband, Jonathan Fast, she had a daughter named Molly.

Associations

She is mentioned in the Bob Dylan song, "Highlands."

Information related to Erica Jong

  • http://www.ericajong.com/ Official site
  • "https://www.theguardian.com/Archive/Article/0,4273,3847972,00.html What this woman wants " – in-depth interview & profile in The Guardian, April 3, 1999
  • http://www.powells.com/review/2006_08_08 Review of Seducing the Demon at Powells.com
  • https://www.wnyc.org/story/erica-jongs-fruits-and-vegetables/ Interview on Fruits and Vegetables at the http://www.wnyc.org/archives WNYC Archives
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