Erica Jong

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Erica Jong is an American author and teacher best known for her fiction and poetry.

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A 1963 graduate of Barnard College, and with an M.A. in 18th century English Literature from Columbia University (1965), Jong is best known for her first novel, Fear of Flying (1973), which created a sensation with its frank treatment of a woman' ...
Popular Poems
1.
After The Earthquake
After the first astounding rush,
after the weeks at the lake,
the crystal, the clouds, the water lapping the rocks,
the snow breaking under our boots like skin,
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2.
Climbing You
I want to understand the steep thing
that climbs ladders in your throat.
I can't make sense of you.
Everywhere I look you're there--
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3.
Beast, Book, Body
I was sick of being a woman,
sick of the pain,
the irrelevant detail of sex,
my own concavity
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4.
Letter To My Lover After Seven Years
You gave me the child
that seamed my belly
& stitched up my life.
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5.
Dear Colette
Dear Colette,
I want to write to you
about being a woman
for that is what you write to me.
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Popular Quotes
11 November 2014
To name oneself is the first act of both the poet and the revolutionary. When we take away the right to an individual name, we symbolically take away the right to be an individual. Immigration officials did this to refugees; husbands routinely do it to wives.
11 November 2014
Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy gets the Catholic Church. America gets Hollywood.
11 November 2014
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
11 November 2014
My generation had Doris Day as a role model, then Gloria Steinem—then Princess Diana. We are the most confused generation.
11 November 2014
Solitude is un-American.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 05 June 2020
ANOTHER SEQUEL: The NEW attitude and habit must be for the next days, weeks months and years: ALWAYS DESINFECT HANDS BEFORE EAT (morn-noon-night) ALWAYS TAKE A SHOWER (NOT A BATH! !) EVERY SINGLE DAY! ALWAYS DESINFECT BEFORE AND AFTER BEING TO THE TOILET.............KEEP THAT 1,5 METER DISTANCE from the other, not your own husband (!)
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Sylvia Frances Chan 05 June 2020
SORRY, without an aneasthesiolog, a surgeon cannot do operations even it be on one single patient. I have written this, yes you ARE an AUTHOR, not a writer as I have scribbled down in my recent page, this message is written by me during corona quarantaine cyclus coming to its very end, corona-virus is no pandemic anymore, this most aggressive virus has become every country's OWN ENDEMIC. Always desinfect.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 05 June 2020
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Sylvia Frances Chan 05 June 2020
ERICA JONG YOU ARE SIMPLY SENSATIONAL, YOU ARE AN AWESOME APPEARANCE, YOU ARE MAGIC MADNESS YOU ARE STILL MY MOST LOVED LIVING POETESS WHOM I ADORE AND LOVE, I am just like you, but I am original born in BATAVIA (that is JAKARTA at present) , Please see the sequel. Thank YOU.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 05 June 2020
Dear Erica! You are still my most favourite Poetess and writer and you admired the same Keats as I do. A happiest coincidence, must I say. This most magical poem have I put ToMyPoemsList. You must know, I have never Fear Of Flying. Best wishes from A Dutch Poetess Sylvia Frances Chan. We are on the same Poem Hunter Poem Site. I believe in God, so I end with God's Blessings for YOU!
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M Asim Nehal 16 February 2019
Great thinker and fantastic quote: ''Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.''
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Elinoar rozen 18 January 2018
Looking for the poem Cornucopia by Erica jong
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Pete Levine 09 May 2021
I've got a signed copy I can send you
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Mariessa Retuya 16 September 2012
Hi Ms. Erica Jong good evening.. I'm Mariessa Retuya from Philippines a 3rd year student at University of Cebu Lapu-lapu and Mandaue taking up Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education specializing English and one of my course for this semester is Literary Criticism. In line with this, I would like to ask your permission to allow me to use your poem entitled WRINKLES as a material on the said course because I found your poem interesting and nice, and this would be a great help for us students. Your possible response with this message would be of great help, thank you and god speed ;)
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Mariessa Retuya 16 September 2012
Hi Ms. Erica Jong good evening.. I'm Mariessa Retuya from Philippines a 3rd year student at University of Cebu Lapu-lapu and Mandaue taking up Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education specializing English and one of my course for this semester is Literary Criticism. In line with this, I would like to ask your permission to allow me to use your poem entitled WRINKLES as a material on the said course because I found your poem interesting and nice, and this would be a great help for us students. Your possible response with this message would be of great help, thank you and god speed ;)
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