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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Getting Published The Erica Jong Way

From Cristina Nehring’s review of Erica Jong’s Seducing the Demon: Writing for My Life.

“She (Jong) prefers to elaborate on the blow job she gave her publisher in the early '70s.”

“So even as she -- an unpublished novelist at the time, demanding half a million dollars for a novel her elderly publisher knows nothing about -- takes his ‘flabby prick’ into her mouth, she is not, she emphatically tells us, a ‘gold-digger girl.’ She is a … ‘social worker’! She simply ‘felt sorry for his age.’ "


Blogger Fran said...

God...what a mean unfair review. The writer spent like half her time attacking Jong herself. And the writer has also made mistakes; I don't think she gave Jong's later books a close read. I'll post more about this on my blog....

11:17 AM  
Blogger Chez said...

You know, I'm just not sure that Jong's tactic would work for me -- which is somewhat unfortunate since I'm probably just as big a hack as she is.

7:45 AM  

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