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by Erica Jong

ISBN: 0061091804
ISBN13: 978-0061091803
Language: English
Publisher: HarperCollins (May 1, 1998)
Category: Contemporary
Subategory: Literature

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Erica Jong is the author of nineteen books of poetry, fiction, and memoir, including Fear of Flying, which has more than 18. .Библиографические данные. Inventing Memory: A Novel of Mothers and Daughters.

Erica Jong is the author of nineteen books of poetry, fiction, and memoir, including Fear of Flying, which has more than 18 million copies in print worldwide. Currently working on a novel featuring Isadora Wing-the heroine of Fear of Flying-as a woman of a certain age, Erica and her lawyer husband live in New York City and Connecticut. Her daughter, Molly Jong-Fast, is also an author.

With Inventing Memory, Erica Jong has written the saga of four generations of talented women connected by the . Erica Jong was born on March 26, 1942. from Barnard College and a . in 18th Century English Literature from Columbia University.

With Inventing Memory, Erica Jong has written the saga of four generations of talented women connected by the bonds of love, resentment, anger, and memory. She also attended Columbia University's graduate writing program where she studied poetry.

First published in 1997, Inventing Memory is about four generations of remarkable women from a Jewish-American family-their triumphs, tragedies, scandals, and love affairs-as related by Sara Solomon, the youngest of these women. While trying to chronicle their history, the story becomes essentially hers, as she comes to understand the nature of memory, the way all of us both invent and assimilate our ancestors. In learning about the women in her family, Sara discovers how to create her own future.

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A Novel of Mothers and Daughters.

In Erica Jong’s sweeping but thinly imagined saga, Inventing Memory: A Novel of Mothers and Daughters, four generations of Jewish moms and daughters remember their lives, loves, and callings - there’s painter Sarah, a turn-of-the-century Russian emigre to America; Parisian.

In Erica Jong’s sweeping but thinly imagined saga, Inventing Memory: A Novel of Mothers and Daughters, four generations of Jewish moms and daughters remember their lives, loves, and callings - there’s painter Sarah, a turn-of-the-century Russian emigre to America; Parisian flapper- cum-avant-garde writer Salome; Sally, a famous 1960s folksinger; and single mom Sara, the family historian

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Erica Jong is the author of the novels Fear of Flying, Shylock's Daughter, Inventing Memory, and Sappho's Leap. She has also written six volumes of poetry and a number of nonfiction works, including the memoir Fear of Fifty. Joseph A. Smith, a painter and sculptor, is a professor of fine arts at Pratt Institute in New York City.

Fourth-generation Sarah, the historian, discusses the importance of cultivating and documenting these memories for family fulfillment and personal discovery. Melissa Manchester's performance as matriarch Sarah Solomon reveals her command of an authentic Yiddish dialect. This Grammy award winner navigates effortlessly in and out of this dialect as the colorful story unfolds and the flow of events introduces the listener to a variety of characters transcending time and gender barriers

While researching the history of the women in her family, Sara discovers the strength, fire, and determination of her great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother, which sends Sara on a quest to find her true self in order to pass this knowledge on to her own beloved daughter. Reprint.
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Braned
Very moving story - I wanted my own copy to read and re-read. Thank you for a timely & very positive transaction

breakingthesystem
It has been many years since Fear of Flying came out and my reading of it at the time, a funny, irreverent, and poignant feminist manifesto that was very apropos reading for the young woman that I was. Twenty-five plus years later in Inventing Memory, Erica Jong appears to be evaluating what it all means through searching for roots in four generations of a fictional family with an immigrant great grandmother matriarch. That is all well and good, but the style rarely shifts from the mood of what I recall from Fear of Flying. Jong never stops reminding us that it is the women who carry the generations forward, and the heck with those fickle men. Too convenient and too simplistic. And, also, ala Jong, they all must be outrageous women. My other two complaints were as such: Jong frequently has to spell out - in case you all didn't get it! - what she means by "inventing memory". I like the phrase and the possible permutations of its meaning, but I would have preferred to have it left to the reader. Finally, I came away feeling that I hardly knew the characters, particularly the four women, so I wound up finding them shallow, and not caring a lot about them. Perhaps great granddaughter Sarah we learn the most about and I think she's the most sympathetic character.

Peles
I have read almost all of Erica Jong's earlier books, & I was looking forward to reading this one. Although in the beginning this novel seemed promising (Sarah's story is very lively & well told) later the book dragged on and on...Jong's central themes (women versus men, spirit versus day to day life) were better explored in her earlier works.
It seems as if Erica Jong is, yet again, trying to say the same old things in the same old way. Maybe the "same old things" part isn't what's wrong: the "same old way" part definitely is. She's an intelligent writer, seems like an intelligent & very lively person (especially from Fear of Fifty, even though that too, was repetitive) so why can't she start writing something different? I mean, completely different, not just "changing the names of the main characters" different...

Shaktit
Erica Jong blasts into the immigrant novel genre in her book Inventing Memory A Novel of Mothers and Daughters. As only she can do, Jong intertwines this feminist history of four generations of Jewish-American women as they strive to learn who they are, where they came from, and the men that influenced their lives both positively and negatively. This eternal man-woman struggle pulses through the novel from beginning to end, and is laden with Jongs' usual dose of sexual heaviness. Both mothers and daughters learn from their quests to truly know their ancestors, that they are all just synthesized versions of those that came before them. The "memory" that is invented in this novel, is one that allows all these women to survive in a male-dominated world while maintaining what is most precious to the, their feminity.

Sataxe
I first read Jong's famous Fear of Flying while in college, when the heroine was the ancient-seeming age of 27ish. Have since reread every few years through the present, now well through my 30s, and I still find FoF not only a great read but full of new insight.
Why, oh, why then, can't this woman write another novel I can bear to get through? I can't say I've tried them all (maybe Fear of 50, though not a novel, holds the most promise), but How to Save Your Own Life, for example, and now Inventing Memory, drive me to distraction with their lovingly self-indulgent descriptions of the main Jong character that lacks any of the funny self-deprecating description of FoFlying. The soft-core prose without the bite. Narrative sometimes get going but is quickly knocked off its wheels by the occasionally trenchant but mostly excessive Yiddish proverbs that litter every few paragraphs. A cheesy mess.
Maybe my expectations are just too high, as I still call Flying one of my all time favorite books -- not just because it's fun, but because it offered such dead-on descriptions of questions a woman asks herself as she's coming into her own, plagued alternately by belief in her own brilliance and star power and the fear of failing, as well as wrestling with the idea of where love/men should figure into one's life.
Gone and by the wind-grieved Erica, come back again.

Visonima
What can one say about a book which tugs at their very heartstrings and own memories. Having been brought up on the Lower East Side and familiar with many of the places Ms. Jong described to say nothing of the people, I found this read wonderful.
And through her three main women charatcers, it is as if she tells the story of thes Jewish women living, working and assimilating to the United States of then and now.
Do not miss this book - you will close it with a sigh and think often about the characters too.

Xtintisha
Nicely told, terrific writing, interesting stories, but each woman's saga(trials/tribulations/relationships) seemed somewhat redundant (a woman's struggle between family and art.) Toward the end, I lost the thread (names too similar/backstory flip-flop)and stopped reading to get my bearings. Not a good thing. May have worked better if done in four distinct parts or even books. Perhaps this was the original intention. Still worth reading.

I loved the book at the start ,the story of the young emigrant sarah why oh why did she not stick with that instead of a boring saga of unbelivable generations of annoying women.did anyone else get sick of the consant literary references the author must think nobody on the planet has read Joyce or Oscar Wilde.Is that impressive to your readers I dont think so.

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