Fear of Flying CD: Fear of Flying CD
  • Fear of Flying CD: Fear of Flying CD
  • Fear of Flying CD: Fear of Flying CD

Fear of Flying CD: Fear of Flying CD

by Erica Jong, Hope Davis
     
 

Originally published in 1973, the groundbreaking, uninhibited story of Isadora Wing and her desire to fly free caused a national sensation. In The New York Times, Henry Miller compared it to his own classic, Tropic of Cancer and predicted that "this book will make literary history..." It has sold more than twelve million copies. Now, after thirty

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Originally published in 1973, the groundbreaking, uninhibited story of Isadora Wing and her desire to fly free caused a national sensation. In The New York Times, Henry Miller compared it to his own classic, Tropic of Cancer and predicted that "this book will make literary history..." It has sold more than twelve million copies. Now, after thirty years, the revolutionary novel known as Fear of Flying still stands as a timeless tale of self-discovery, liberation, and womanhood.

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Gale Research
In a New York Times appraisal, novelist Henry Miller compares Fear of Flying to his own Tropic of Cancer--only "not as bitter and much funnier"--and predicts that "this book will make literary history, that because of it women are going to find their own voice and give us great sagas of sex, life, joy, and adventure."
Terry Stokes
Although there is a lot of conjecture about mutability in the novel, nothing changes. Isadora (the narrator of Erica Jong's first novel) is as passive in the end as she was in the beginning. Oddly, the narrator denigrates all women by casting them in her mold; people who don't know what they want...there is some great humor in the book, but often Isadora's condescension and self-consciousness reduce the experience for the reader. Books of the Century, The New York Times, November, 1973

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061149054
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/23/2006
Edition description:
Unabridged, 10 CDs, 12 Hours
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 5.10(h) x 1.40(d)

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“Fearless and fresh.” —John Updike, The New Yorker

“A picaresque, funny, touching adventure of Isadora Wing… on the run from her psychoanalyst husband, in quest of joy and her own true self.” —New York Review of Books

“Extraordinary…at once wildly funny and very wise.”
Los Angeles Times

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