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The Resource Seducing the demon : writing for my life, Erica Jong

Seducing the demon : writing for my life, Erica Jong

Label
Seducing the demon : writing for my life
Title
Seducing the demon
Title remainder
writing for my life
Statement of responsibility
Erica Jong
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jong began this book as a guide for aspiring writers. It was to be a book full of practical advice, inspiring examples, and sage wisdom--but she quickly realized that writing such a book would be dishonest, a way to veil the difficult nature of the writer's life with platitudes and encouragement. A demon out of an Isaac Singer story whispered in Jong's ear: "Tell the truth!" She knew she had no choice but to obey. Jong tells us she writes "to get my life down on paper so it can never be extinguished," and "to keep from going mad." This, then, is the sublime and salacious story of one writer's long and successful career as a poet, novelist, and feminist provocateur. Equally candid about the privileges of fame and the slaps of notoriety, Jong is above all loyal to the importance of telling the truth in an age of lies.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jong, Erica
Dewey number
808/.5409
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3560.O56
LC item number
Z475 2006
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jong, Erica
  • Authors, American
Label
Seducing the demon : writing for my life, Erica Jong
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
62282489
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 279 pages
Isbn
9781585424443
Lccn
2005055990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781585424443
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Seducing the demon : writing for my life, Erica Jong
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
62282489
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 279 pages
Isbn
9781585424443
Lccn
2005055990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781585424443
Other physical details
illustrations

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