How to Save Your Own Life

How to Save Your Own Life

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by Erica Jong
     
 

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Fear of Flying changed the landscape of modern literature, razing the barriers of convention that inhibited the way women wrote about sex. It quickly became a landmark work of the late twentieth century. Its sequel, How to Save Your Own Life, pushes the boundaries proscribing women and sex in print still further as its protagonist, Isadora Wing,See more details below

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Fear of Flying changed the landscape of modern literature, razing the barriers of convention that inhibited the way women wrote about sex. It quickly became a landmark work of the late twentieth century. Its sequel, How to Save Your Own Life, pushes the boundaries proscribing women and sex in print still further as its protagonist, Isadora Wing, continues her mythic journey to self-discovery, breaking taboos all along the way. Spurred by a friend's suicide, Isadora chooses to face her fears, leave her marriage, and search for sexual fulfillment. Deep complex, and as resonant as Fear of Flying, this work is an autobiographical-imaginative record so authentic to our experience that one believes in Isadora Wing as one believes in few characters in fiction. How to Save Your Own Life confirmed Erica Jong's reputation as a literary rebel and visionary--a writer whose words illuminate our minds.

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ISBN-13:
9780030177262
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1977
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
310

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