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July 24, 1987 - Image 58

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-07-24

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FRIDAY, JULY 24, 1987

Jong's Roots

Continued from preceding page

wrote stories in kids' note-
books and I can't remember a
time in my life when I didn't
write. I mean I must have
started when I was ten, and
that was something I always
wanted to do."
Asked if there are any
similarities to the characters
about whom she writes, Jong
admitted there are, but they
aren't blatant. "Obviously, I'm
in all my characters, in-
cluding the minor ones . . . In
obvious ways, no, but there's
no author in the world who
doesn't put herself into her
characters. That's what you
write with; your soul." Most-
ly, she says, her characters
"mirror my own attitudes."
She has a fondness for the
16th and 18th Centuries and
Greek and Roman eras, but
admits that she doesn't have
enough knowledge to write a
novel set in those times.
Nonetheless, her interest in
times past surfaces in the
literary and historical allu-
sions which appear in her
books. "I'm fascinated with
history. I was a literature stu-
dent. I very nearly was a pro-
fessor for the whole of my life
and those are the things that
interest me, so naturally
they'll find expression in the
novels I write?'
However, one subject she
knows volumes about is
Venice and about Jewish life
there past and present. It is
this fascination with Venice
that led her to pen
Serenissima. Jong recalled
her first trip to Venice at age
19. "I was astounded and
elated," she explained. "I fell
madly and hopelessly in love
with Venice!' She goes back
every year.
"I am a lover of Venice and
lover of literature about
Venice," she told the book and
author luncheon audience,
and described it as a haunted
city. As such is how she sets
the stage for Serenissima:
". . Venice, that chimera,
that city of illusions where
reality becomes fantasy and
fantasy becomes reality.
Perhaps it is because Venice
is both liquid and solid, both
air and stone, that it
somehow combines all the
elements crucial to make our
imaginations ignite and turn
fantasies into realities?' With
that, Jong introduces Jessica
Pruitt, her heroine, an
American actress in Venice to
be a judge in a film festival
who gets caught up in the
mysterious air that envelopes
the city and who, the reader
must decide, is either travel-
ing through time,
hallucinating or both.
Why has Jong left the real-
life tales of her thoroughly-
modern Isadora Wing of Fear

The Jews of Venice are one of her causes.

of Flying, How to Save Your
Own Life and Parachutes and
Kisses for an adult fairy tale?
"Being Isadora Wing has
become tiresome," she said of
her loosely autobiographical
heroine. "I always wanted to
write a novel that warped
time — that defied linear
time. I loved fairy tales. It's
wonderful to write a modern
adult fairy tale, to abolish the
parameters of time . . . A book
is the most simple and com-
plex machine for time travel?'
Back in the present, Jong is
a tireless worker. Upon her
return to Connecticut, she
will resume work on a novel,
on some collected essays and
new and selected poems. She

will build on her already
phenomenal success — suc-
cess she attributes to an "af-
firmative attitude."
"I do really believe that you
can do anything in life if your
attitude is affirmative, and
that's the key to any kind of
success as a human being and
as an artist. And I also think
the key to any kind of success
is courage as a human being
and an artist — courage to
make your life what you want
your life to be, the courage to
mold your life, the courage to
break out of preconceptions of
what should be, the courage
to define your own life. And
that is necessary for people
and it's necessary for artists?'

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Continued from preceding page

SHAW FESTIVAL
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