By Erica Jong
Any Woman's Blues, first released in 1990, is a story of habit and narcissism-the dual obsessions of ourage. World-famous people singer Leila Sand emerged from the sixties and seventies with addictions to medicines and booze. Leila's most recent dependancy is to a more youthful guy who leaves her sexually ecstatic yet emotionally bereft. The orgasmic frenzies trump the betrayals, so she retains coming again for extra.
finally, Leila frees herself by way of studying the foundations of affection, the Twelve Steps, and the main to Serenity in an odyssey that takes her from AA conferences to dens of sin, events with "names" worthy losing, and erotic gondola rides.
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We toured the world—from king-size triple-sheeted bed to king-size triple-sheeted bed. All the travel was on someone else’s tab. We went from Dokumenta to the Basel Art Fair, from the Whitney to Palazzo Grassi, from Düsseldorf to Munich, from Venice to Vienna, Nice to Paris, Madrid to Mallorca, London to Dublin, Stockholm to Oslo, Tokyo to Hong Kong to Beijing. Who cared where we were, as long as we were in bed? I remember a blur of other artists, art dealers, collectors, critics, like ghosts in a Shakespearean tragedy.
Who would believe the addiction, the obsession, the degradation, or even the love? Only one who has felt its fire. Only one who has also been burned in that fire and whose skin has crackled like the skin of medieval martyrs. But most women do not have the luxury to feel that fire. Nor, in fact, do I. ), known as a tough deal-maker, an eagle-eyed reader of contracts, a good negotiator. All that I know of life from the other sphere does me no good whatsoever here. You might even say that it makes me more vulnerable.
Or was it something he did by instinct, learned at his father’s knee, the fine art of reducing powerful women to ash? And then he would come in, always when you had given up and stopped expecting him. And he would scoop me in his arms, never uttering a harsh word. “My love, my witch, my bacchante, my darling,” he would murmur, the softness of the words cutting deeper than a dagger. And then he would turn me over and give it to me from behind with his hard, pronged, demonic cock. And I would whimper with the sheer relief of his being back, his being safe, his being deep inside me, and we would fuck the night away, no questions asked, until the next time.