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Erica Jong

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Erica Jong (née Mann ; born March 26, 1942) is an American author and teacher best known for her fiction and poetry.


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Quote Left Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed. Quote Right
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Quote Left Oh Doris Lessing, my dear -- your Anna is wrong about orgasms. They are no proof of love -- any more than that other Anna's fall under the wheels of that Russian train was a proof of love. It's all female shenanigans, cultural mishegoss, conditioning, brainwashing, male mythologizing. What does a woman want? She wants what she has been told she ought to want. Anna Wulf wants orgasm, Anna Karenina, death. Orgasm is no proof of anything. Orgasm is proof of orgasm. Someday every woman will have orgasms -- like every family has color TV -- and we can all get on with the real business of life. Quote Right
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Quote Left I can live without it all -- love with its blood pump, sex with its messy hungers, men with their peacock strutting, their silly sexual baggage, their wet tongues in my ear. Quote Right
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Quote Left If sex and creativity are often seen by dictators as subversive activities, it Quote Right
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Quote Left I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me. I have accepted fear as a part of life--specifically the fear of change, the fear of the unknown and I have gone ahead despite the pounding in my heart that says turn back, turn back, you'll die if you venture too far. Quote Right
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Book: Shattered Sighs