IniciGrupsConversesExploraTendències
Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.
Hide this

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

S'està carregant…

Sugar in My Bowl: Real Women Write About Real Sex (2011)

de Erica Jong (Editor)

Altres autors: Karen Abbott (Col·laborador), Elisa Albert (Col·laborador), J. A. K. Andres (Col·laborador), Susie Bright (Col·laborador), Susan Cheever (Col·laborador)23 més, Gail Collins (Col·laborador), Rosemary Daniell (Col·laborador), Eve Ensler (Col·laborador), Molly Jong-Fast (Col·laborador), Susan Kinsolving (Col·laborador), Julie Klam (Col·laborador), Jean Hanff Korelitz (Col·laborador), Min Jin Lee (Col·laborador), Ariel Levy (Col·laborador), Margot Magowan (Col·laborador), Marisa Acocella Marchetto (Col·laborador), Daphne Merkin (Col·laborador), Honor Moore (Col·laborador), Meghan O'Rourke (Col·laborador), Anne Roiphe (Col·laborador), Linda Gray Sexton (Col·laborador), Liz Smith (Col·laborador), Jann Turner (Col·laborador), Barbara Victor (Col·laborador), Rebecca Walker (Col·laborador), Jennifer Weiner (Col·laborador), Fay Weldon (Col·laborador), Jessica Winter (Col·laborador)

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaMencions
1005231,519 (3.72)2
When it comes to sex, what do women want? In this eye-opening collection, Erica Jong reveals that every woman has her own answer. Susan Cheever talks about the "excruciating hazards of casual sex," while Gail Collins recounts her Catholic upbringing in Cincinnati and the nuns who passionately forbade her from having "carnal relations." Jennifer Weiner explores how, in love, the body can play just as big a role as the heart. The octogenarians in Karen Abbott's sharp-eyed piece possess a passion that could give Betty White a run for her money. Molly Jong-Fast reflects on her unconventional upbringing and why a whole generation of young women have rejected "free love" in favor of Bugaboo strollers and Mommy-and-me yoga. Sex, it turns out, can be as fleeting, heavy, mundane, and intense as the rest of life. Indeed, as Jong states in her powerful introduction: "the truth is--sex is life."--From publisher description.… (més)
Cap
S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

No hi ha cap discussió a Converses sobre aquesta obra.

» Mira també 2 mencions

Es mostren totes 5
Sugar In My Bowl by various women 2 Reviews in one!
 
This starts when I read "The Devil At Large" by Erica Jong. It is about Henry Miller. If you don't know who either Erica Jong or Henry Miller is then there is no point in reading much beyond this. Sorry.
 
I was surprised to read Erica Jong taking up cudgels on behalf of Henry Miller. Yes, you read that right. It's funny how you can read something and it is not until years later that someone points out the obvious.
 
Henry Miller is an unredeemed writer. Look at all those "Top 100" book lists and you'll be lucky to see him mentioned. He is conspicuous by his absence everywhere. Except in Erica Jong's estimation. Henry Miller is unredeemed because he wrote about Sex (with a capital S). He wrote about sex in an explicit way. His novels were banned for around 30 years and are still banned is schools throughout most of the western world. Yet millions of copies of his books have been sold. "Ha!", you might say, they sold because they were full of sex. Yes, that may be true but it's not the whole story.
 
Erica Jong mentions that in one of the classes she teaches on English Literature her students, after working their way through the required reading list, always remark about how much sex there is in older works. She points out that it was the Victorians who gave us our current distorted view on sex. You can also work out that as soon as the Victorians removed sex from literature, an industry sprang up to meet the sudden demand for the forbidden fruit. That industry we now refer to "the porn industry".
 
Anyway, if you know who those two people are it is a good read. It is intelligent, honest and thought provoking. It sheds light on Henry Miller's life and work and indeed who he was outside of the infamous novels. She not only defends his stance on sex and women but also puts it in a wider context so you can understand why she sees his work and both groundbeaking and prophetic.
 
Interestingly both od them think that not much has changed. Henry Miller is quoted as saying that in terms of sexual attitudes and mores the western world has actually gone backwards since the sixties. Also, lets not miss  how the sixties is painted by the media in these "enlightened" times.
 
 

At the end of that book was a blurb about all the other books she wrote apart from the one that made her famous. I saw a recent one called "Sugar In My Bowl" which was a collection of essays that she edited. The collection of essays is about "real women write about the best sex they ever had in their lives".
 
So I read that. It was NOT like the current deluge of women porn on Amazon that has phrases such as "his throbbing member" or "her hot pussy" scattered over a bare framework called a story. They do not sell in their millions over many years I  might point out.
 
The many accounts of real or imagined sex or of no sex at all that make up this collection are both touching and illuminating. It is like a kaleidoscope of colour compared to the monotone image of sex that is broadcast via the media in all its forms. This in turn lead me to an interview by an American female journalist and a French single woman talking about sex. She says that in her world (Paris) if you date a man you have sex as soon as you can. Within an hour at the most you are on your way to either your place or his place. If the sex is good you may consider attempting a relationship or not. That was the rule. She said that when she had dated Americans they went on several dates to dinner and the movies and the man never touched her and she wondered whay was going on. She was incredulous to discover that on an "American date" the women do not have sex on the first date because that would mean they are sluts, but they may give the man a blowjob. "An unreciprocated blowjob! unbelievable", she says. She was surprised and shocked to discover this repressive attitude towards women in America.
 
When you take into account that the most pervasive culture in the West is the American culture and I guess if you knew who Henry Miller and Erica Jong are, then you can see that indeed we haven't come very far.
 
The constant repression of sex in our culture has given us the now all pervasive world of porn and its rendition of naked womens' bodies being purely for sex. Womens bodies are sexualised in advertising, movies, tv, fashion, you name it and if there is a woman's body in the picture it is sexualised. Recently, here, we saw bathing suits for young girls being advertised with padded tops and I'm talking about 8 year olds. I honestly think that in our culture it is now impossible to see nakedness or sex in anything other than that repressive context. The irony is that implied sex is used against us daily in every advertising image we are confronted with yet real sex is banned!
 
We take all this for granted and our moralistic christian outlook is considered normal, yet, without its constant judgemental glare how else could we even have a porn industry? And look at those christian establishments, what have we seen in them over the last few years when it comes to morality?
 
We have no problem understanding what happened when they introduced the prohibition of alcohol in the US. I'm optimistic that we also see the sense in the legalisation of marijuana. And yet we are blind when it comes to the repression of sex.
 
Ponder on this, when Cook first came to the Pacific and before those damned missionaries came, the locals would have sex anywhere at any time irrespective of who was around but would only eat in private! The locals were both shocked and outraged at the sight of the English people eating in public. While the English were shocked to see them fucking all over the place.
 
Sandwich anyone? ( )
  Ken-Me-Old-Mate | Sep 24, 2020 |
A collection of short stories and essays by an impressive list of accomplished women writers, who prove that they can write about sex and do it well. Props. ( )
  alyssajp | Jul 29, 2019 |
This anthology was different than I expected. I admire the effort but was left rather depressed. My "feeling" is that sexuality is very oppressive to women. Each author struggles with competing concepts around sex. Why is sex such a measure of one's sense of whether their character is good or bad? Some of the contributions reveal the sickening idea that sex is a commodity rather than an innate, natural human behavior like drinking water, eating and sleeping. What tangled webs we weave! We are all PRODUCTS of sex yet it is the most confounding minefield we have constructed, torturing brilliant authors contributing to a woman's anthology. Arrrrgggh ( )
  DonaldPowell | Feb 5, 2019 |
I got a very strong sense that this book had no real idea what it wanted to be, Some of the pieces were about the writers' best and worst sexual experiences, some were examined writing about sex as a woman, some were coming-of-age stories. It's as if Jong gave out a multiple-choice assignment on the essays (and some are actually short fiction) and then didn't arrange it in any particular order. The pieces feel rushed, too, and very underedited. Which is too bad -- the concept was promising, and I like a lot of the writers.

Standouts were J.A.K. Andres on her six-year-old daughter's new-found relationship with her vagina, a thoughtful essay by Min Jin Lee about writing sex as an Asian woman, and a really excellent piece by Meghan O'Rourke about having to live up to the romance of her parents' marriage. But honestly? That was about it. I'm disappointed. ( )
  lisapeet | Jan 3, 2014 |
Sugar in My Bowl By Erica Jong Collection of essays/short stories written by excellent, top quality women writers. These women range in age by many decades. They write about their sexual experiences that were most meaningful or memorable to them for one reason or another. Some women reach back to their first time, while others regard their spouses, exes, children and parents influence. Each story was like a secret peek inside a womans diary. Easy and enjoyable, just as it should be. ( )
  karenlisa | Sep 12, 2011 |
Es mostren totes 5
Sense ressenyes | afegeix-hi una ressenya

» Afegeix-hi altres autors

Nom de l'autorCàrrecTipus d'autorObra?Estat
Jong, EricaEditorautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Abbott, KarenCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Albert, ElisaCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Andres, J. A. K.Col·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Bright, SusieCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Cheever, SusanCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Collins, GailCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Daniell, RosemaryCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Ensler, EveCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Jong-Fast, MollyCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Kinsolving, SusanCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Klam, JulieCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Korelitz, Jean HanffCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Lee, Min JinCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Levy, ArielCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Magowan, MargotCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Marchetto, Marisa AcocellaCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Merkin, DaphneCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Moore, HonorCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
O'Rourke, MeghanCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Roiphe, AnneCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Sexton, Linda GrayCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Smith, LizCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Turner, JannCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Victor, BarbaraCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Walker, RebeccaCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Weiner, JenniferCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Weldon, FayCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Winter, JessicaCol·laboradorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Informació del coneixement compartit en italià. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Llocs importants
Esdeveniments importants
Pel·lícules relacionades
Premis i honors
Epígraf
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Tired of bein' lonely, tired of bein' blue,
I wished I had some good man, to tell my troubles to
Seems like the whole world's wrong, since my man's been gone
I need a little sugar in my bowl,
I need a little hot dog, on my roll,
I can stand a bit of lovin', oh so bad,
I feel so funny, I feel so sad
-"I Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl", Bessie Smith,1931
Dedicatòria
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
for BJG and her brothers when they grow up
Primeres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Why are we so fascinated with sex?
Citacions
Darreres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Llengua original
CDD/SMD canònics
LCC canònic

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès

Cap

When it comes to sex, what do women want? In this eye-opening collection, Erica Jong reveals that every woman has her own answer. Susan Cheever talks about the "excruciating hazards of casual sex," while Gail Collins recounts her Catholic upbringing in Cincinnati and the nuns who passionately forbade her from having "carnal relations." Jennifer Weiner explores how, in love, the body can play just as big a role as the heart. The octogenarians in Karen Abbott's sharp-eyed piece possess a passion that could give Betty White a run for her money. Molly Jong-Fast reflects on her unconventional upbringing and why a whole generation of young women have rejected "free love" in favor of Bugaboo strollers and Mommy-and-me yoga. Sex, it turns out, can be as fleeting, heavy, mundane, and intense as the rest of life. Indeed, as Jong states in her powerful introduction: "the truth is--sex is life."--From publisher description.

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Cobertes populars

Dreceres

Valoració

Mitjana: (3.72)
0.5
1 1
1.5
2 3
2.5 1
3 2
3.5
4 3
4.5 1
5 7

Ets tu?

Fes-te Autor del LibraryThing.

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 173,872,789 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible