Near the Black Forest, by Erica Jong

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In my opinion, this chapter from Erica Jong’s 1973 novel Fear of Flying is one of her best works. Her plea for individual courage and brutal honesty towards ourselves resonates as powerfully – and perhaps, in our own habitually hypocritical era, even more powerfully – today than it did forty-one years ago.

I have lived my life according to this principle: If I’m afraid of it, then I must do it.

Near the Black Forest, by Erica Jong [40:20]

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