Fear of Flying review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB

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Weg von New York zu einem Psychoanalytikerkongreß nach Wien an dem ihr Mann teilnehmen und über den sie einen Artikel schreiben wird Die Maschine ist vollbesetzt mit Psychoanalytikern Bei sechs von ihnen war Isadora schon in Behandlung mit dem siebten ist sie verheiratet und mit einem achten wird sie in Wien eine heftige Affäre haben Hin und her gerissen zwischen dem achten Adrian und dem siebten Ehemann Bennett erlebt Isadora bei ihrer O dyssee kreuz und uer durch Europa alle Wonnen und ualen der Leidenschaft um am Ende. Summer 1972A top editor at a publishing firm in NYC pokes his head into a break room and says to a young male intern who is pouring coffee “Hey kid come into my office for a minute will you”The “kid” is a recent lit grad from Columbia University with a penchant for Joyce and Hardy and an innate distrust for this particular editor He starts to sweat immediately at the man's reuest but stays outwardly calm as he puts down the coffee cup and follows the editor into his officeThe editor makes a big show of inviting the young man in closing the door behind him and seating him comfortably on a small sofa He chooses to lean conspiratorially against his large deskThe intern battles the urge to bite his lower lip“How fast can you read kid” the editor asks smiling“Fast sir”“Well son I'm happy to hear it You see that sweet piece of ass out there in the lobby The one with the cotton candy hair and those sweet braless tits”The intern slowly turns his head to look out the office windows and sees a nervous looking blonde seated on a sofa staring at him He nodsThe editor leans in closer “That there is a Miss Erica Jong She's a friend of a friend Some kind of poet too She's real appreciative that we're going to take a little look see at her manuscript Well that you're going to take a little look see while I take those tits out to an air conditioned lunch I've pretty much promised her we'll give her feminist lit a little whirl so don't break a sweat kid Just scribble some basic notes and advise her to knock off about fifty pages” He takes a manuscript off his desk and hands it to the internThe young man looks down at the manuscript then up at the editor to ask “ Is it feminist lit sir”The editor stands and indicates that the other man should do the same Right before opening the door he slaps the intern hard on the back and says loudly in his ear “I don't give a fuck son” Two hours later The editor returns his entrance announced by his boisterous laughter He has an arm hooked under Ms Jong's arm and he ushers her in to an available office as he summons the intern with a uick flick of his hand He doesn't know the intern's name and this doesn't embarrass him in the least but he rubs the top of Ms Jong's back as he announces he's leaving her in the hands of “one of the best” with slightly slurred speech He shuts the door behind him as he leavesAfter a few polite exchanges the intern and Ms Jong sit down across from each other and the intern offers “I can't get over how much you physically resemble your protagonist Isadora Wing”Ms Jong laughs into her hand “Yes Of course We are the same woman”Intern Then do you mind if I ask Is this an autobiographyEJ Well it all really happened but no biographies don't sellThe interns pulls at his collar He's taken three aspirins since he started the manuscript and is sweating profusely now He coughs “So it's autobiographical but you want us to promote it as fiction”EJ Oh yesIntern And my editor he led me to understand that you would classify this as feminist literatureEJ nods vigorously Oh yes NaturallyIntern But why feminist I mean what exactly about it is feministEJ flicks back her head and laughs Well I believe you've noticed I'm a womanThe intern pulls at his tie as though imagining it's become a noose “It's just that your I mean Isadora's escapades are so dark so demeaning It's almost as though you don't respect I mean Isadora doesn't respect herself or ANY women And that scene with the man who can't be bothered to wipe his bottom and smears feces all over your sheets during lovemaking Ms Jong smiles wraps her hair playfully around her finger “Hot scene wasn't it”The intern rubs his face with both hands Tries to keep his cool “And no disrespect Ms Jong but are you aware that you use three different tenses alone just in the first chapter I wonder if you could clarify your storytelling vision to me”EJ My writing coach always says “Write what you know”She leans back against the chair exposing cleavage She giggles “Daddy always said that a girl as pretty as I am will always make a big splash in this world” An hour later The intern knocks loudly at the door of the editor and is invited in The editor stays seated a Parliament cigarette hangs from his mouth “How'd we make out kid”The mentally exhausted intern says “Put a naked woman on the cover and market it as erotica” and walks uickly out the doorThe book is published in 1973 and men with dirty asses and dirty toes the whole world over are shocked to discover their newfound love of feminist litThis review is a work of fiction and the reviewer feels that it was an appropriate albeit snarky response to being trapped in a room for four consecutive evenings with this “novel”

summary Fear of Flying

Fear of FlyingZu erkennen daß auch das totale Ausleben aller sexuellen Tag und Nachtträume noch niemanden zu einem freien Menschen macht Über Isadoras sexuelle Abenteuer und Mißgeschicke berichtet Erica Jong mit Witz furiosem Temperament und einer Freimütigkeit wie sie bisher männlichen Autoren vorbehalten schien Von Henry Miller John Updike und der internationalen Kritik als literarisches Ereignis gefeiert hat der Roman in den USA Auflagen in Millionenhöhe erreicht und eroberte auch in Europa die Spitzenplätze der Bestsellerlisten. Eons ago I'd heard this book consisted wholely of sex zipless fucksSurprise Jong writes insightfully about the between a rock and a hard place that women resided in during the early 1970s and at times still do The protagonist isn't what I consider terribly likable yet her bold intelligence self awareness and wit carry her through myriad messy bitsJong states in the author interview at the end that she'd like this book to be considered a modern classic which it is so I've marked it as such my Goodreads bookshelfThe audiobook narrator is stupendous

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Fear of Flying review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¹ Angst vorm FliegenIsadora Wing die selbstkritische junge Amerikanerin ist eine der vergnügtesten und rührendsten Heldinnen der Gegenwartsliteratur eine entwaffnende und hinreißende Anti Heldin Immer auf der Suche nach Erlösern Sinneslust und Sicherheit ständig auf Trab und von einer Angst vorm FliegenIsadora Wing die selbstkritische junge Amerikanerin ist eine der vergnügtesten und rührendsten Heldinnen der Gegenwartsliteratur eine entwaffnende und hinreißende Anti Heldin Immer auf der Suche nach Erlösern Sinneslust und Sicherheit ständig auf Trab und von einer Angst in die andere fallend versucht sie sich Klarheit zu verschaffen wer sie ist was sie will was sie noch lieber will und woran es liegt daß selten geht was sie am liebsten will Die Geschichte beginnt mit Isadoras Angst im Flugzeug auf dem. For whatever reason possibly because someone I recommended it to wasn't that thrilled by it I feel a bit like I need to defend this book lately and since I reviewed it when I first joined this site and most people were writing shorter reviews I'd like to give it a better write upThe premise of Fear of Flying is fairly simple Isadora White Wing is in a marriage she isn't exactly happy with Her husband isn't especially warm to her nor is he incredibly supportive of her career like Jong of course she's a writerWhile on a trip in Vienna Isadora fantasizes about being with another man and this book is or less about those fantasies what they mean in the context of her marriage her entire love life what they mean for women in generalIt's true the writing isn't exactly high brow It's incredibly self indulgent and narcissistic and you will from time to time feel like you could have written it and maybe even done a better jobThat however is not the point of this book It's not about the way she writes but the fact that she wrote it in the first placeYou'd think after books like The Awakening which was written in motherfucking 1899 by the by that society would've gradually accepted that women have sex drives Sexuality is important to women women want pleasure women have fantasies sometimes women too just want to get down and dirty and out the doorBut no Even today 109 years after Kate Chopin wrote The Awakening people are still coping with feminine sexualityThe importance of Fear of Flying is Jong opening up the female mind showing people this is what we think about worry about these are the problems we have these are things on our minds where men careers and lives are concerned You may not always agree with her or have the exact same problems but I would be astounded if any woman gets through this book without finding anything she can relate toAs I see it there are two major dilemmas going on here which are both issues that many women I know myself included have facedThe first is sort of what the two men she debates between represent to her and her life There's comfort and stability represented by Bennett her second husband Then there's passion and intensity represented by Adrian Goodlove yeah a real dumbdumb name but I kind of love it because of that A LOT of women often feel like they're forced to choose between these two extremes at one point or another I definitely have and most women I know have too I know someone sorting through a similar pair of men at this very moment in timeThe second is a dilemma that's just as applicable to men as it is to women and that's the idea of freedom and independence and struggling to maintain that within the framework of a relationship She wants to be strong and able to do whatever she wants whenever she wants both in terms of love and her career but at the same time she wants support companionship Is there anyone who hasn't struggled with this even if only on a small scale at some point or anotherThere are also other issues within the context of those issues Do women have to get married Why do we feel we have to EtcAgain I have to stress that this book is about what she says as opposed to how she says it I imagine she had a hunch that this book would elicit a controversial response and was probably concerned a lot with content than she was style Honestly I think that's allowable in these circumstances She wanted to encourage women to go out and explore their sexuality and what it meant to them and with such a noble cause I can forgive her the rudimentary approach She's not perfect and I don't see why she has to be I think that's also part of this book's charm She isn't perfect she knows it and she learns to accept it another conundrum plenty of people face in one way or another and I'd say that's true of both the character and the authorAs for how it fits in modern times I do think it's still applicable It might seem a bit closeted to women who feel they've fully embraced their sexuality or have read of the modern musings on female pleasure first None the less the issues I mention above that Isadora struggles with are still very much currentAre there books that approach these issues that might be modern Sure But I also think there's importance in knowing the kind of novel that shocked America in the '70s a time when most of us from a younger generation think of free love and hippies and feminism and what not For a modern woman there isn't anything shocking about this The fact that it was shocking is what's so damn upsetting The '70s were not that long ago And people were thrown back by the fact that women had dreams of random sexual encounters It's appalling Of course at the same time despite the fact that if this book was released today it probably wouldn't be considered a revelation I'm sure Isadora would still get labeled cruelly Which is also kind of upsettingNone the less if you like the topic but not the writing style of Fear of Flying I definitely suggest The Awakening which is a little high browOriginal reviewI kindofsortof hate it when people say things like this book changed my life but if I was going to say that about just one book I would say it about this oneYes it's neurotic yes it's self obsessed But I like it that way and there's still plenty to take from this book even for those who don't especially enjoy writing like that There are also plenty of modern writers who do the same thing and are praised for it cough Dave Eggers coughIn the simplest overview there's nothing particularly revelatory about her observations and conclusions everyone goes through the struggle of wanting to be independent and wanting to be loved and most of us learn this rather early on But there's something about the way that she approaches this the way that she handles it that makes it hit you like a truck I dare you to come away from reading this book without thinking about it for at least the next weekThough this book is obviously marketed towards women I think it's just as important reading for men