What Do Women Want?: Essays by Erica Jong

  • Title: What Do Women Want?: Essays by Erica Jong
  • Author: Erica Jong
  • ISBN: 9781585425549
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Paperback
  • What Do Women Want Essays by Erica Jong Erica Jong s two rules of writing are never cut funny and keep the pages turning And Jong delivers in these twenty six essays coupling frank and risqu stories about her own life with provocative piec
    Erica Jong s two rules of writing are never cut funny and keep the pages turning And Jong delivers in these twenty six essays, coupling frank and risqu stories about her own life with provocative pieces on her passion for politics, literature, Italy, and yes sex Originally published in 1998, this updated edition features four new essays What Do Women Want offers aErica Jong s two rules of writing are never cut funny and keep the pages turning And Jong delivers in these twenty six essays, coupling frank and risqu stories about her own life with provocative pieces on her passion for politics, literature, Italy, and yes sex Originally published in 1998, this updated edition features four new essays What Do Women Want offers a startlingly original look at where women are and where they need to be in the twenty first century Are women better off today than they were twenty five years ago Has burning pre nup agreements become the new peak of romance Why do our greatest women writers too often get dissed and overlooked Why do powerful women scare men And who is the perfect man How does the mother daughter relationship influence cycles of feminism and backlash Will Hillary become president What is sexy

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    About Erica Jong


    1. Erica Jong novelist, poet, and essayist has consistently used her craft to help provide women with a powerful and rational voice in forging a feminist consciousness She has published 21 books, including eight novels, six volumes of poetry, six books of non fiction and numerous articles in magazines and newspapers such as the New York Times, the Sunday Times of London, Elle, Vogue, and the New York Times Book Review In her groundbreaking first novel, Fear of Flying which has sold twenty six million copies in than forty languages , she introduced Isadora Wing, who also plays a central part in three subsequent novels How to Save Your Own Life, Parachutes and Kisses, and Any Woman s Blues In her three historical novels Fanny, Shylock s Daughter, and Sappho s Leap she demonstrates her mastery of eighteenth century British literature, the verses of Shakespeare, and ancient Greek lyric, respectively A memoir of her life as a writer, Seducing the Demon Writing for My Life, came out in March 2006 It was a national bestseller in the US and many other countries Erica s latest book, Sugar in My Bowl, is an anthology of women writing about sex, has been recently released in paperback.Erica Jong was honored with the United Nations Award for Excellence in Literature She has also received Poetry magazine s Bess Hokin Prize, also won by W.S Merwin and Sylvia Plath In France, she received the Deauville Award for Literary Excellence and in Italy, she received the Sigmund Freud Award for Literature The City University of New York awarded Ms Jong an honorary PhD at the College of Staten Island.Her works have appeared all over the world and are as popular in Eastern Europe, Japan, China, and other Asian countries as they have been in the United States and Western Europe She has lectured, taught and read her work all over the world A graduate of Barnard College and Columbia University s Graduate Faculties where she received her M.A in 18th Century English Literature, Erica Jong also attended Columbia s graduate writing program where she studied poetry with Stanley Kunitz and Mark Strand In 2007, continuing her long standing relationship with the university, a large collection of Erica s archival material was acquired by Columbia University s Rare Book Manuscript Library, where it will be available to graduate and undergraduate students Ms Jong plans to teach master classes at Columbia and also advise the Rare Book Library on the acquisition of other women writers archives Calling herself a defrocked academic, Ms Jong has partly returned to her roots as a scholar She has taught at Ben Gurion University in Israel, Bennington College in the US, Breadloaf Writers Conference in Vermont and many other distinguished writing programs and universities She loves to teach and lecture, though her skill in these areas has sometimes crowded her writing projects As long as I am communicating the gift of literature, I m happy, Jong says A poet at heart, Ms Jong believes that words can save the world.


    405 Comments


    1. Just not for me. It was recommended to me; the title and cover already made me hesitant. I found the essays to be fairly boring and not holding any refreshing or new ideas. Oh well.

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    2. First, "What do Women Want?" by Erica Jong. Jenni borrowed this from me ages ago and said it wasn't much good. She'd be right. I thought it was going to be quite feminist, but rather wasn't. The title page maybe should have had me guessing that-four pics, bread, roses, sex, power. Now, I suspect I'm in a minority of people who even get the bread and roses references, cause none of the people I pointed it out to had heard of it. You can learn more on . Then, the sex is illustrated by a condom. So [...]

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    3. A lot of people seem to be hung up on the title. What this book is is a collection of essays by Erica Jong with a catchy title. The essays therein don't necessarily answer the question on the cover. For those looking for an answer to that question, you will probably be disappointed.The essays are loosely grouped into 3 categories: Power, Sex, and Bread & Roses. You'll probably like some and others not so much like I did. If you like Ms Jong's writing, you should give it a spin.

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    4. She's the sassiest of my favorite sassy girl writers. I'm reading the old edition from the library (subtitled power, sex, bread and roses), but it's fairly timeless. She talks about love and motherhood, politics, porn, feminism, and literature.

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    5. Erica Jong 'at home' with her thoughts, perspectives, running commentary, character studies. A witty, commonsensical collection worth the time. Jong has substance, she just hides it well and entertainingly.

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    6. I found this book very interesting, with a lot of ideas for further contemplation. It also gives an interesting look into the psyche of writers of both sexes.

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    7. I like Erica Jong, and I liked these essays. But I think the title was misleading. They were not all about women, so I think "Essays by Erica Jong" would have been a much more appropriate title.

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    8. I enjoyed this book. I need to read more Erica Jong.

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