FRUITS AND VEGETABLES by Erica Jong

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The weakest poems in this first collection relate to the title and they are tense and forced, apparently struggling with themselves. Those concerning women and sexuality and liberation suffer from the same weakness compounded by the fact that they are hysterical in an unpleasant and sometimes confused way. But there are some that are successful and which have a unity and passion -- ""In Sylvia Plath Country"" and ""The Saturday Market"" for example. It is an uneven collection with however an indication that its author will write better poems in time.

Pub Date: April 22nd, 1971
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston