Erica Jong

Standard Name: Jong, Erica


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Fictionalization Sappho
In the twentieth century Sappho continued full of potential for poets and prose-writers. Naomi Mitchison fictionalises her supposed school; Eavan Boland takes her as guide on an underworld journey (as Dante took Virgil); Jeanette Winterson
Literary responses Diana Athill
This book became an English best-seller and was soon translated into eight other languages. It won the Costa (formerly the Orange) award for biography and made its author, at the venerable age of 91, an...
Literary responses Adrienne Rich
The volume was criticised more generally for its consistently negative images of men and masculinity. Helen Vendler found in the poems a deliberate refusal of the modulations of intelligence in favor of . ....
Literary responses Anne Sexton
This book brought an avalanche of invitations to read her work.
Middlebrook, Diane Wood. Anne Sexton: A Biography. Houghton Mifflin.
AS was not surprised at what she called the uniformly poor reviews, having become inured to this kind of reception.
Sexton, Anne. A Self-Portrait in Letters. Editors Sexton, Linda Gray and Lois Ames, Houghton Mifflin.
Some, however...
Literary responses Anne Sexton
AS accepted the label confessional poet, although many commentators made that a basis from which to denigrate her work. Erica Jong argued that this label downplays the element of achieved skill, wrongly suggesting that...
Reception Sylvia Plath
Other recipients of this award include Denise Levertov (1960), Adrienne Rich (1963), Erica Jong (1971), and Margaret Atwood (1974).
Modern Poetry Association,. Poetry.


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