Erica Jong

Erica Jong is an American author and teacher best known for her fiction and poetry. She gained widespread attention with her 1973 novel 'Fear of Flying' which explored female sexuality and self-actualization during the second-wave feminist movement. Jong has written numerous novels, as well as non-fiction, and poetry, often addressing themes of love, relationships, and the female experience.


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  1. 1. Fear of Flying

    The novel follows the journey of a 29-year-old poet who is struggling with her identity and self-worth. She is in an unhappy marriage and fantasizes about a life of sexual and personal freedom. Her fantasies center around the "zipless fuck", a spontaneous and impersonal sexual encounter. She embarks on an affair with a British psychoanalyst in an attempt to realize her fantasies, but ultimately learns that true liberation comes from within.