Wednesday, March 22, 2023

She wrote about fast sex in the 70s

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The writer Erica Jong in her penthouse in a scene in the documentary by Zurich director Kaspar Kasics.


Karen ScharerEditor society

In Switzerland, women had only just been given the right to vote. In the USA in 1973, the sexual fantasies of a heroine caused red heads. It’s unheard of for a woman to play erotic mind games at all – and then other things like that: protagonist Isadora Wing imagines fast, non-committal, great sex. 50 years ago, writer Erica Jong (80) entered territory previously reserved for male authors such as Henry Miller and Philip Roth.

Erica Jong had assumed that her manuscript would never be published, so she wrote uninhibitedly. But she was wrong: a publisher was found.

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