Noted Authors

June 20, 1999

Erica Jong

Jong fictionalized her marriage in her novel "Fear of Flying." Many considered the book a credit to women's sexual liberation; some considered it unacceptable.

In "Serenissima," the protagonist travels back in time to visit Shakespeare and witnesses him making sexual acrobatics.

In her book titled "Fanny" the main character spends time in a brothel and a witches' coven.

Notoriety from books such as these lead people, as Jong's father put it, to call her a pornographer, but she later won the International Sigmund Freud Prize and became president of the Author's Guild.

-- A Reader's Guide to Twentieth Century Writers

Pub Date: 06/20/99

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