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Erica Jong

Jong, Erica (Erica Mann Jong)jông, zhông, 1942–, American novelist and poet, b. New York City. She created a sensation with Fear of Flying (1973), a comic, picaresque novel of sex and psychiatry that challenged conventional views of women. Her other works include the poems in Half Lives (1973); the novels Fanny (1980), Any Woman's Blues (1990), and Sappho's Leap (2003); and the memoirs Fear of Fifty (1994) and Seducing the Demon (2006).

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