At a glance:
- Author: Erica Jong
- First Published: 1973
- Type of Plot: Autobiographical
- Time of Work: The early 1970’s
- Setting: Europe, mostly Vienna
- Characters: Isadora Wing, Bennett Wing, Adrian Goodlove
- Genres: Long fiction, Social realism, Satire, Novel
- Subjects: 1970's, New York, North America or North Americans, Northeast, U.S., Self-discovery, United States or Americans, Sex or sexuality, Self, New York City, Marriage, Poetry or poets, Women's issues, Jews or Jewish life, Adultery, Women, Fantasy, Austria or Austrians, Psychoanalysis or psychoanalysts
- Locales: Europe, United States, Vienna, Austria, North America, Austria, New York, New York
Fear of Flying is the story of a woman’s search for herself. On the surface it takes place during and after a psychoanalytic convention in Vienna, Austria, but since it is a record of the meanderings of Isadora’s mind, readers are led back and forth in her life, to and through her childhood, her first marriage and its breakup, and her relationships between her two marriages.
The story begins on the airplane to Vienna, where Isadora is accompanying her husband to the conference. The conference itself is to be a welcoming-home of psychoanalysis to the...
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