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Half-Lives

4.1  ·  Rating Details ·  88 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Unknown Binding, 277 pages
Published January 1st 1973 by Holt McDougal
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Apr 01, 2009 J rated it really liked it
I loved this collection of poems that reveal so many aspects of love, sex, humanity, longing, honesty, anger, despair... Jong really showed us the complexity of her humanity... or if not hers, humanity as she sees it. At times heartbreaking; at times shocking and at times tender - I love these poems.
Maddy
This was definitely closer to five stars than four though as in most anthologies I liked some pieces far more than others. Overall, I loved her voice in these poems. They made me want to read more of her works.
Nicole Gervasio
Aug 11, 2012 Nicole Gervasio rated it it was amazing
Maybe my favorite collection of Jong's, though I haven't read it in a few years. As always with her, this book is unforgivingly eloquent and rapturous in its leave-taking.
Devin
May 13, 2016 Devin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, poetry, fém
I thoroughly enjoyed most of these poems, I even found myself laughing out loud at times. The rest were just bleh; too mundane for redemption.
Elizabeth Thorpe
Oct 08, 2009 Elizabeth Thorpe rated it it was ok
Shelves: poetry
These poems are fine, but not really my thing. This often seems too academic, and not detail-oriented enough for me.
RK Byers
Feb 28, 2013 RK Byers rated it it was amazing
she'd get 5 stars if the only thing in the book was "Seventeen Warnings in Search of a Feminist Poem."
Emily
Aug 18, 2010 Emily rated it it was ok
Sometimes hitting great notes, but mostly just ok (sometimes kinda bad).
Sarah
Aug 21, 2007 Sarah rated it it was amazing
"He laughed at all I dare to praise
And broke my heart, in little ways"
Dana Jerman
Aug 02, 2011 Dana Jerman rated it it was amazing
True, feminist, and great.
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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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