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Fear of Flying doc Ö Paperback read È ❮BOOKS❯ ✸ Fear of Flying ✮ Author Erica Jong – Helpyouantib.co.uk Angst vorm FliegenIsadora Wing die selbstkritische junge Amerikanerin ist eine der vergnügtesten und rührendsten Heldinnen der Gegenwartsliteratur eine entwaffnende und hinreißende Anti Heldin Imme AngstZu erkennen daß auch das totale Ausleben aller sexuellen Tag und Nachtträume noch niemanden zu einem freien Menschen macht Über Isadoras sexuelle Abenteuer und Mißgeschicke berichtet Erica Jong mit Witz furiosem Temperament und einer Freimütigkeit wie sie bisher männlichen Autoren vorbehalten schien Von Henry Miller John Updike und der internationalen Kritik als literarisches Ereignis gefeiert hat der Roman in den USA Auflagen in Millionenhöhe erreicht und eroberte auch in Europa die Spitzenplätze der Bestsellerlisten I found myself walking round this book and poking it nervously instead of reading it This went on for days Fear of Flying famously feisty fearless feminist and full of fucking Also well known to be zipless It was like having a landmine on the table if I opened it I could lose a leg or some other fleshly part I’d have to learn to type with my ear When I did summon up the courage I was a little bit – well deflated As opposed to being flated which I had been It was like pages of stand up comedy of a very middling sort but with buckets of f words and c words Let’s make fun of being f word Jewish American and finding yourself in c word Germany Let’s make fun of being married Let’s make fun of having sex with your husband but thinking about another man Ah look a clitoris What is this a feminist version of The Lucille Ball Show? It’s all a bit obvious these days Actually it sort of sounds like it was pretty obvious those days too let’s see what do you think of when I say the words Jewish American? Psychoanalysis And complicated family history involving Nazis And problematic religion Jewish mothers And kvetching A whole lot of that But there’s no doubt Fear of Flying was a sensation in 1973When it wasn’t mild stand up comedy it was that old boring thinly disguised autobiography so let me tell you about all my old boyfriends and former masturbation techniues and two really crap marriages and I must not forget to disgorge pages and pages about how I always wanted to be a writer of pages and pages about being a writer Novels about novelists should all be deleted removed from shelves pulped unpublished unwritten obliterated Along with films about film making songs about songwriting paintings of the painter painting and sculptures of the sculptor having sculpted This arse gazing must stop Memo to artists you are not alone in the universe If you were you wouldn’t be able to be despised alienated and misunderstood and what a horror would that be not being despised alienated and misunderstood “Every man deep down knows he's a worthless piece of shit” joked Valerie Solanis in The SCUM Manifesto in 1968 Ha ha she was only joking right? No wait she wasn’t she shot Andy Warhol Now that’s what I call feminism No mucking around I know it ill behooves me to make pronouncements on this stuff But I think I can say that some books don’t really travel through time very well you have to have been there and this is one I thought it was going to be plenty sexy stuff but nah Erica just talks the talk she doesn’t shag the shag Not in any great absorbing detail And the constant moaning and griping about Erica’s sorry her protagonist’s rich privileged highly educated upper middle class poetry writing and publishing psychoanalytical conference attending Europe a travelling life becomes a bit grating after a while Also many of the long conversations between Erica sorry Isadora and her boyfriend are like many conversations you may remember in your own tortured yet banal existence Which is why some women jumped on this novel and said yes This is what life is like I’m not saying I don’t wanna read about what life is like but I don’t wanna read about what my life was like especially It wasn’t very interesting It also wasn’t Jewish or American but there were striking similarities mainly in the rubbishness of the actual conversations But then if your middle class privileged life and its vast angst has always heretofore been rigorously excluded from the pages of The Novel then maybe that is why F of F was a good thing and is now suffering from the Citizen Kane effect which is where the great originator in some art form or another now looks rather tacky and tedious and tiresome because everyone has stolen all its ideas blind and copied it for ever after it appearedA deeply unfair 25 stars

Erica Jong ↠ Fear of Flying book

Angst vorm FliegenIsadora Wing die selbstkritische junge Amerikanerin ist eine der vergnügtesten und rührendsten Heldinnen der Gegenwartsliteratur eine entwaffnende und hinreißende Anti Heldin Immer auf der Suche nach Erlösern Sinneslust und Sicherheit ständig auf Trab und von einer Angst in die andere fallend versucht sie sich Klarheit zu verschaffen wer sie ist was sie will was sie noch lieber will und woran es liegt daß selten geht was sie am liebsten will Die Geschichte beginnt mit Isadoras Angst im Flugzeug auf dem For whatever reason possibly because someone I recommended it to wasn't that thrilled by it I feel a bit like I need to defend this book lately and since I reviewed it when I first joined this site and most people were writing shorter reviews I'd like to give it a better write upThe premise of Fear of Flying is fairly simple Isadora White Wing is in a marriage she isn't exactly happy with Her husband isn't especially warm to her nor is he incredibly supportive of her career like Jong of course she's a writerWhile on a trip in Vienna Isadora fantasizes about being with another man and this book is or less about those fantasies what they mean in the context of her marriage her entire love life what they mean for women in generalIt's true the writing isn't exactly high brow It's incredibly self indulgent and narcissistic and you will from time to time feel like you could have written it and maybe even done a better jobThat however is not the point of this book It's not about the way she writes but the fact that she wrote it in the first placeYou'd think after books like The Awakening which was written in motherfucking 1899 by the by that society would've gradually accepted that women have sex drives Sexuality is important to women women want pleasure women have fantasies sometimes women too just want to get down and dirty and out the doorBut no Even today 109 years after Kate Chopin wrote The Awakening people are still coping with feminine sexualityThe importance of Fear of Flying is Jong opening up the female mind showing people this is what we think about worry about these are the problems we have these are things on our minds where men careers and lives are concerned You may not always agree with her or have the exact same problems but I would be astounded if any woman gets through this book without finding anything she can relate toAs I see it there are two major dilemmas going on here which are both issues that many women I know myself included have facedThe first is sort of what the two men she debates between represent to her and her life There's comfort and stability represented by Bennett her second husband Then there's passion and intensity represented by Adrian Goodlove yeah a real dumbdumb name but I kind of love it because of that A LOT of women often feel like they're forced to choose between these two extremes at one point or another I definitely have and most women I know have too I know someone sorting through a similar pair of men at this very moment in timeThe second is a dilemma that's just as applicable to men as it is to women and that's the idea of freedom and independence and struggling to maintain that within the framework of a relationship She wants to be strong and able to do whatever she wants whenever she wants both in terms of love and her career but at the same time she wants support companionship Is there anyone who hasn't struggled with this even if only on a small scale at some point or another?There are also other issues within the context of those issues Do women have to get married? Why do we feel we have to? EtcAgain I have to stress that this book is about what she says as opposed to how she says it I imagine she had a hunch that this book would elicit a controversial response and was probably concerned a lot with content than she was style Honestly I think that's allowable in these circumstances She wanted to encourage women to go out and explore their sexuality and what it meant to them and with such a noble cause I can forgive her the rudimentary approach She's not perfect and I don't see why she has to be I think that's also part of this book's charm She isn't perfect she knows it and she learns to accept it another conundrum plenty of people face in one way or another and I'd say that's true of both the character and the authorAs for how it fits in modern times I do think it's still applicable It might seem a bit closeted to women who feel they've fully embraced their sexuality or have read of the modern musings on female pleasure first None the less the issues I mention above that Isadora struggles with are still very much currentAre there books that approach these issues that might be modern? Sure But I also think there's importance in knowing the kind of novel that shocked America in the '70s a time when most of us from a younger generation think of free love and hippies and feminism and what not For a modern woman there isn't anything shocking about this The fact that it was shocking is what's so damn upsetting The '70s were not that long ago And people were thrown back by the fact that women had dreams of random sexual encounters It's appalling Of course at the same time despite the fact that if this book was released today it probably wouldn't be considered a revelation I'm sure Isadora would still get labeled cruelly Which is also kind of upsettingNone the less if you like the topic but not the writing style of Fear of Flying I definitely suggest The Awakening which is a little high browOriginal reviewI kindofsortof hate it when people say things like this book changed my life but if I was going to say that about just one book I would say it about this oneYes it's neurotic yes it's self obsessed But I like it that way and there's still plenty to take from this book even for those who don't especially enjoy writing like that There are also plenty of modern writers who do the same thing and are praised for it cough Dave Eggers coughIn the simplest overview there's nothing particularly revelatory about her observations and conclusions everyone goes through the struggle of wanting to be independent and wanting to be loved and most of us learn this rather early on But there's something about the way that she approaches this the way that she handles it that makes it hit you like a truck I dare you to come away from reading this book without thinking about it for at least the next weekThough this book is obviously marketed towards women I think it's just as important reading for men

doc Ê Fear of Flying ↠ Erica Jong

Fear of FlyingWeg von New York zu einem Psychoanalytikerkongreß nach Wien an dem ihr Mann teilnehmen und über den sie einen Artikel schreiben wird Die Maschine ist vollbesetzt mit Psychoanalytikern Bei sechs von ihnen war Isadora schon in Behandlung mit dem siebten ist sie verheiratet und mit einem achten wird sie in Wien eine heftige Affäre haben Hin und her gerissen zwischen dem achten Adrian und dem siebten Ehemann Bennett erlebt Isadora bei ihrer O dyssee kreuz und uer durch Europa alle Wonnen und ualen der Leidenschaft um am Ende Rather neglectful of reading duties I shall admit to this very vulgar crime for the lethargic days of summer it was truly a rare treat to sporadically go back to this a sly and sinful read Yeah it is DATED but even in the late 90s weren't the Sex and the City gals too? That 50 Shades is such a success should not be surprising it's just that the reminder that other people are having sex while you are or are not isI've been uoted before as saying that sexual non adventure is a sin in that same spirit Erica Jong has given a frank incredibly enjoyable read Her main character is not prone to saying no to the act she rather bathes in the light of casual encounters but she has intelligence and heart She is aware of the zipless fk as much as she traces her sexual history weighing out past experiences with expectation filled nows This is rightfully in the 1001 or 1306? List of Books to Read Before Expiring in good company with Sade's 120 Days and Justine as well as perhaps the male counterpart to Fear of Flying the less thrilling but pretentious Rabbit Run by Updike