“By way of Henry Miller, Erica Jong opens a cornucopia of questions that no one is asking about sex: that is, its relation to AIDS, to the more prurient reaches of women’s liberation, to Miller’s old but still unfound liberation of the self. This is a book that could in these days stimulate a few ideas to grow in the arid lands of contemporary sexual polemic.” Norman Mailer
The Devil at Large
Erica Jong on Henry Miller
978-0-8021-3391-5 • $17.00 • Paperback • Mar. 1994
In the perfect match of author and subject, poet and novelist Erica Jong charts the life and legacy of Henry Miller, the archetypal sensualist whose notorious Tropic of Cancer and subsequent books ultimately changed the boundaries of literature. With the same exuberance and love of language that coined “the zipless fuck” in Fear of Flying, she has created “a fascinating book about writers and writing as she meditates on Henry Miller who in turn meditates on her” (Gore Vidal).