Saturday, March 30, 2013

A Zipless Life (A Book Review)

Fear of Flying - Erica Jong  B-

It has been 40 years since the initial release of Fear of Flying, and unfortunately I don't think it stands the test of time like another novel I recently finished, Sylvia Plath's - The Bell Jar.  That being said, I can understand why this novel was so controversial in 1973.  I can also understand how it brought female sexuality and femininity to the forefront of social consciousness.  However, protagonist Isadora Wing doesn't seem as vital in 2013.

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