By Erica Jong
Bored together with her marriage, a psychoanalyst's spouse embarks on a wild, life-changing affair
After 5 years, Isadora Wing has come to a crossroads in her marriage: may still she and her husband remain jointly or get divorced? Accompanying her husband to an analysts' convention in Vienna, she ditches him and moves out on her personal, crisscrossing Europe looking for a guy who can motivate uninhibited ardour. yet, as she involves examine, liberation and happiness aren't unavoidably an identical thing.
A literary sensation whilst first released in 1973, Fear of Flying proven Erica Jong as one in all her generation's premiere voices on intercourse and feminism. approximately 4 a long time later, the unconventional has misplaced none of its perception, verve, or jaw-dropping wit.
This booklet gains an illustrated biography of Erica Jong, together with infrequent pictures and never-before-seen records from the author's own collection.
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The woman must 20 INTERCOURSE IN A MAN-MADE WORLD be reduced to being this sexual object to be pleasing to men who will then, and only then, want to fuck her; once she is made inferior in this way, she is sensual to men and attracts them to her, and a man's desire for her-to use her-is experienced by him as her power over him_ But equality does not have this danger of intoxication or derangement or obsession. Equality means physical wholeness, virginity-for the woman, equality requires not ever having been reduced to that object of sensuality in order to be used as a tool of men's desire and satiation in sex.
Men must make women afraid and compliant, including through beatings; women must be housebound and servile. The men, then, can attend orgies or engage in any other sexual activity. The old man is articulating the law 11 of male domination, with special emphasis on its traditional sexual double standard. The sexual double standard repudiates the modern assertions of the woman that women have a right to love actively and passionately in marriage, a human right; and also a human right to be loved.
Now she was discarded, because he had finished with her; and she howled in an agony that passed for madness. "22 But he never knew what pity was, not even that, such a small and condescending thing, not for her_ Never, in art or in life, did he know her, except in the biblical sense. "'2j Art is merciful. Murder turns the woman one has fucked over a lifetime human. The ethos is not contemporary. Typically now, in books, in films, murder never risks an aftermath of compassion; there is no remorse.
Fear of Flying (Isadora Wing Series, Book 1) by Erica Jong