Jong, Erica

Jong, Erica (Erica Mann Jong) jông, zhông [key], 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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