Erica Jong Biography

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Erica Jong is primarily known for her six best-selling novels: Fear of Flying (1973), with twelve and a half million copies in print; How to Save Your Own Life (1977); Fanny: Being the True History of the Adventures of Fanny Hackabout-Jones (1980); Parachutes & Kisses (1984); Serenissima: A Novel of Venice (1987); and Any Woman's Blues (1990). In addition, Jong, who began her literary career as a poet, has published six collections: Fruits & Vegetables (1971); Half-Lives (1973), which received the Di Castagnola Award of the Poetry Society of America; Loveroot (1975); At the Edge of the Body (1979); Ordinary Miracles (1983); and Becoming Light: Poems, New and Selected (1991). She has also received the American Academy of Poets Award (1963), the Bess Hokin Prize from Poetry magazine (1971), the Borestone Mountain Award for Poetry (1971), the Premio Internationale Sigmund Freud of Italy (1979), and the United Nations Society of Writers Award of Excellence (1994). Barnard College named her its Woman of Achievement in 1987, and from 1991 to...

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