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Obama v. Clinton: A Retrospective

Eliot Weinberger: A Tale of Two Candidates, 3 July 2008

... Jesse Jackson compared Barack Obama’s victory to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Erica Jong compared Hillary Clinton’s defeat to watching Joan of Arc burning at the stake. Obama was in St Paul, Minnesota, pointedly in the very arena where the Republicans will hold their convention in September, at times barely audible over the nearly ...

Diary

Elaine Showalter: At the Modern Language Association , 9 February 1995

... was the past and future of feminist criticism. At a session called ‘Twenty Years of Feminism: Erica Jong’s Fear of Flying’, which looked at the novel’s reception as a key to changing attitudes, Jong herself responded to the panel, agreeing that ‘there has been a deep suspicion of pleasure in the American ...

Cromwell’s Coven

John Sutherland, 4 June 1987

Witchcraft 
by Nigel Williams.
Faber, 390 pp., £10.95, May 1987, 0 571 14823 9
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Without Falling 
by Leslie Dick.
Serpent’s Tail, 153 pp., £9.95, May 1987, 1 85242 005 7
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Outlaws 
by George V. Higgins.
Deutsch, 360 pp., £10.95, April 1987, 0 233 98110 1
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... street, and feels a sudden desire to throw herself off. There are superficial similarities here to Erica Jong’s Fear of Flying. Just as Isadora Wing discovered that she need not worry in order to keep the plane in the air, so Tracy masters her fear of falling when falling in love. But while Jong took her inspiration ...

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