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Zipless Abandon: Erica Jong1973

George Cotkin

in Feast of Excess: A Cultural History of the New Sensibility

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190218478
eISBN:
9780190218508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190218478.003.0024
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Erica Jong’s smash-hit novel, Fear of Flying, was a work of unabashed sexuality and feminism. It takes the traditional male bildungsroman and turns it into a journey about a woman’s identity and ... More


Brand Reading

Merve Emre

in Paraliterary: The Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226473833
eISBN:
9780226474021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226474021.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

While speech and bodily posturing offer two distinct if interrelated approaches to communication, consumption offers a new angle on what it means to communicate as a nationalized subject. This ... More


Desire and Fantasy in Erica Jong’s Fear of Flying

Jay Hood

in This Book Is an Action: Feminist Print Culture and Activist Aesthetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039805
eISBN:
9780252097904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039805.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter reexamines the central voyeuristic fantasy that animates Erica Jong's 1973 novel Fear of Flying. At the time of its release, Fear of Flying, with its unabashed presentations of the ... More


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