Curator Reviews

Erica Jong

One woman's struggle to write a notebook that contains all the compartmentalized facets of her life -- her childhood, her politics and her lovers. Unlike the popular books of the 1960s, which featured 'mad housewives' jumping out of windows, what Lessing tried to do was to bring together a woman's brain and a woman's body, to show the delight in physicality. Womanhood is exuberant -- and wonderful.

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