New York: Turtle Bay Books / Random House, 1993. First Edition. Cloth and boards. SIGNED by the Author on the title page, tall 8vo, black 1/3 cloth with gilt lettering on spine over black boards with "EJ" in gilt; archival polyester-protected photographic dust jacket (unclipped); annotated bibliography; faintly imprinted letters as endpapers; [xii] + 337 pages. Weight: 1 lb. 4.5 oz. Fine / Near Fine. Item #7605
Erica Jong (born 1942) is an American novelist, satirist, and poet, known particularly for her 1973 novel Fear of Flying. The book became famously controversial for its attitudes towards female sexuality and figured prominently in the development of second-wave feminism.
Here Erica recreates her long friendship with sexually explicit Henry Miller using biography, memoir, and criticism. Raises the question: What's a nice woman like Erica doing with the gentle, talented "dirty old man" of decadent letters??
SIGNED boldly & in FINE/NF overall condition. Slight edgewear to the otherwise clean and bright dust jacket (unclipped). No previous owner or remainder marks.