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Comprehensive information about Erica Jong including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Erica Jong (née Mann ; born March 26, 1942) is an American author and teacher best known for her fiction and poetry. This educational Erica Jong resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.

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Quote Left Jealousy is all the fun you think they had. Quote Right
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Quote Left Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow talent to the dark place where it leads. 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 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 Back in the days when men were hunters and chest beaters and women spent their whole lives worrying about pregnancy or dying in childbirth, they often had to be taken against their will. Men complained that women were cold, unresponsive, frigid. They wanted their women wanton. They wanted their women wild. Now women were finally learning to be wanton and wild -- and what happened? The men wilted. Quote Right
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