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Erica Jong

In this 1985 interview, Erica Jong discusses her move away from poetry to writing novels as well as her latest book, Parachutes and Kisses. She speaks of the challenges and differences between writing novels rather than poetry. One concern Don Swaim has, is whether Erica intends to continue writing some poetry. He is a fan of her poetry, and is concerned she will cease writing poetry completely.

Listen to the Erica Jong interview with Don Swaim, November 21, 1985
(24 min. 22 sec.)

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Erica Jong, author of Fear of Flying, Witches and Any Woman's Blues, talks n this 1990 interview with Don Swaim about the hunger for spirit, the tragedy of fame, remembering Henry Miller and the wellspring of the word: poetry.

Listen to the Erica Jong interview with Don Swaim, March 1, 1990
(39 min. 43 sec.)

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In 1993, Erica Jong returns to speak with Don Swaim about the prejudices of women authors who write about a sexual heroine. There is a strong backlash among reviewers and the public towards a sexual heroine. She expresses her opinions on why this happens.

Listen to the Erica Jong interview with Don Swaim, February 26, 1993
(28 min. 20 sec.)

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