Erica Jong (née Mann, born March 26, 1942) is an American author . She is known for her work examining women's sexuality, feminist politics, literary criticism, and women's issues such as marriage, family, Judaism, and LGBTQ rights. She is the mother of author Molly Jong-Fast.
Notable works include:
- Fear of Flying and its sequels How to Save Your Own Life and Parachutes and Kisses.
- Sappho's Leap: A feminist take on Homer's The Odyssey, told from the point of view of the poet Sappho (and overseen by some of the Olympian gods, making it a literal Mythology Gag).
- Fanny, Being the True History of the Adventures of Fanny Hackabout-Jones, a re-telling of Fanny Hill.
- Fruits and Vegetables: A collection of poetry.
Works by Erica Jong with their own pages include:
Other works by Erica Jong contain examples of:
- Feminist Fantasy: Sappho's Leap.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: In-universe in How to Save Your Own Life. Swear words, obscene words, body parts/functions etc. aren't allowed on vanity license plates. Isadora has a license plate that says "Quim", which is an (obscene, comparable to "cunt") old English term for vagina.
- Most Writers Are Writers: The protagonist of Sappho's Leap is a poet.