First printing of the phenomenon that captured women's exploration of the newfound freedoms in second-wave feminism and the sexual revolution.
Very good in very good jacket.
"The zipless fuck is absolutely pure. It is free of ulterior motives. There is no power game. The man is not 'taking' and the woman is not 'giving'. No one is attempting to cuckold a husband or humiliate a wife. No one is trying to prove anything or get anything out of anyone. The zipless fuck is the purest thing there is. And it is rarer than the unicorn."
A novel of sexual awakening from the perspective of a married woman living in the "post-Pill paradise" of the 1970s, FEAR OF FLYING struck a nerve with women across generations. Compared by male critics like Updike to CATCHER IN THE RYE and PORTNOY'S COMPLAINT, Jong's book is a messy exploration of sexuality, but its feminist perspective also created a roadmap for many women readers and women writers, including Jennifer Weiner, Meg Wolitzer, Naomi Wolf, and others in third-wave feminism.
Read more: Schillinger, "A Woman's Fantasy in a Modern Reality," The New York Times, 18 December 2013.
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1973). 8.25'' x 5.75''. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in red. In original unclipped ($6.95) color pictorial dust jacket designed by Judith Seifer. Red endpapers. , 340 pages. Ink owner name on front fly leaf. Faint sunning to edges of boards. Jacket with marginal toning and a few short closed tears and attendant tape repairs on verso: shows well, with no fading to spine.
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