|So on we worked, and waited for the light,|
|And went without the meat, and cursed the bread;|
|And Richard Cory, one calm summer night,||15|
|Went home and put a bullet through his head.(Last four lines of “Richard Cory,” by Edwin Arlington Robinson)|
Those lines for some reason remind me of Erica Jong.
Erica Jong, best known for her 1973 feminist novel Fear of Flying in which she coined the memorable term, “zipless f*ck,” hasn’t had a best seller in 35 years despite churning out seven other novels, eight works of non fiction, and six books of poetry over … Read the rest