Fear of Flying: Fortieth Anniversary Edition
Bored with her marriage, a psychoanalyst’s wife embarks on a wild, life-changing affairAfter 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... show more
Bored with her marriage, a psychoanalyst’s wife embarks on a wild, life-changing affairAfter 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 an illustrated biography of Erica Jong, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
Publish date: September 3rd 2013
Publisher: Open Road Media
Pages no: 311
Edition language: English
Read this years ago and remember thinking it was terribly boring!! I doubt I could make it through the book now.
Really Really good, unexpected. It is amazing that this book was written in the early 70s. Now I just wish I knew what happened after the ending!
I read a Danish translation of this book decades ago when I was still studying at the university and I loved it. I just got of of the boook in English, and I'm looking forward to re-read it again soon.
Strange how one generation's radical feminist novel can appear almost retro sexist to a later generation. Fear has some funny parts and some raunchy parts, but I'm not really the target audience and its not really to my taste.
Intelligent and well-written. I really felt like I was in the main character's head, though I didn't always agree with her actions.I wish there were more books in this vein and style today, instead of all the fluffy "chick lit" crap out there.