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Ordinary Miracles

3.4  ·  Rating Details ·  25 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
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Published September 28th 1983 by Plume
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Jun 14, 2011 Serena rated it liked it
Ordinary Miracles by Erica Jong begins with an introduction by the poet herself in which she talks about how poems have become “the stepchild of American letters,” especially since the novel has become so popular. She further goes on to discuss the duality of being a poet and a novelist and how it is often considered “promiscuous.” She has thrown those adjectives aside to embrace her duality and to make the most of both genres, with the themes of one informing and flourishing in the other. “I am ...more
Aug 17, 2016 Karen-Leigh rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
This group of poems is further outside my corridor of accessibility and somehow darker. My personal foible is to like humour in my poetry. Too much blood.
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Oct 25, 2013 Valeri Beers rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-reads
I love Erica Jong! I have had this book for years! I am going to re-read it :)

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Sep 22, 2010 SmarterLilac rated it it was ok
Awful. Points for tackling what was once verboten territory, (pregnant feminist poets) but there's no craft in this book.
Malcolm Alexander
Jul 08, 2008 Malcolm Alexander rated it it was ok
I much prefer Jong's fiction to her simplistic poetry.
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Erica Jong—novelist, poet, and essayist—has consistently used her craft to help provide women with a powerful and rational voice in forging a feminist consciousness. She has published 21 books, including eight novels, six volumes of poetry, six books of non-fiction and numerous articles in magazines and newspapers such as the New York Times, the Sunday Times of London, Elle, Vogue, and the New Yor ...more
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