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Erica Jong Biography...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 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 Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. Quote Right
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Quote Left A book burrows into your life in a very profound way because the experience of reading is not passive. 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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