From Publishers Weekly
Jong's biographical tribute to Henry Miller provides an occasion for her wider reflections on sex and literature.
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From Library Journal
Henry Miller was an enthusiastic fan of Fear of Flying ( LJ 10/1/73) and subsequently befriended its young author, who repays the favor in this lively study--one of the best yet written about Miller. Jong probes the author's love/hate relationship with his mother and his tumultuous marriage to the enigmatic June Mansfield. She offers insightful comments on Tropic of Cancer , "a book blocked off to readers by its incendiary reputation," and praises The Colossus of Maroussi (1941) as Miller's "central work." Perhaps most important, Jong parries the attacks leveled on her friend by feminist critics. If you must limit yourself to one book on Miller, this is the one to have.- Grove Koger, Boise P.L., Id.
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