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Nin, Anaïs 1903-1977

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Most widely held works by Anaïs Nin
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller( Book )

59 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miller's groundbreaking first novel, banned in Britain for almost thirty years. A penniless and as yet unpublished writer, Henry Miller arrived in Paris in 1930. Leaving behind a disintegrating marriage and an unhappy career in America, he threw himself into the low-life of bohemian Paris with unwavering gusto. A fictional account of Miller's adventures amongst the prostitutes and pimps, the penniless painters and writers of Montparnasse, Tropic of Cancer is an extravagant and rhapsodic hymn to a world of unrivalled eroticism and freedom. Tropic of Cancer's 1934 publication in France was hailed by Samuel Beckett as 'a momentous event in the history of modern writing'. The novel was subsequently banned in the UK and the USA and not released for publication for a further thirty years
Delta of Venus : erotica by Anaïs Nin( Book )

66 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conjuring up a cascade of sexual encounters, this book evokes the essence of female sexuality in a world where only love has meaning. Among these provocative stories, a Hungarian adventurer seduces wealthy women then vanishes with their money; a veiled woman selects strangers from a chic restaurant for private trysts; and a Parisian hatmaker named Mathilde leaves her husband for the opium dens of Peru
A spy in the house of love by Anaïs Nin( Book )

112 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sabina struggles to cope with her feelings of guilt as she loses herself in a series of different men
Little birds : erotica by Anaïs Nin( Book )

69 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen explorations of sexual variants feature rivals for the same lover, husbands with exotic tastes and frustrated wives, a celebrated prostitute, a sixteen-year-old waif striving to surpass her mother, and other adventurers
The novel of the future by Anaïs Nin( Book )

49 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Novel of the Future, Anaïs Nin explores the act of creation--in literature, film, art, and dance--to arrive at a new synthesis for the young artist struggling against the sterility, formlessness, and spiritual bankruptcy afflicting much of modern fiction. Identifying those trends which she finds most destructive in modern fiction (reportage, the substitution of violence for emotion, and the growing cults of ugliness, toughness, and caricature), Nin offers, instead, an argument for and synthesis of the poetic novel. Drawing upon such related arts as filmmaking, painting, and dance, Nin discusses her own efforts in this genre as well as the development of such writers as D.H. Lawrence, Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell, Marguerite Young, and Djuna Barnes. In chapters devoted to the pursuit of the hidden self, the genesis of fiction, and the relationship between the diary and fiction, she addresses the materials, techniques, and nourishment of the arts, and the functions of art itself"--Provided by publisher
Under a glass bell and other stories by Anaïs Nin( Book )

53 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Under a Glass Bell is now considered one of Anaïs Nin's finest collections of stories, it was initially deemed unpublishable. Refusing to give up on her vision, in 1944 Nin founded her own press and brought out the first edition, illustrated with striking black-and-white engravings by her husband, Hugh Guiler. Shortly thereafter, it caught the attention of literary critic Edmund Wilson, who reviewed the collection in the New Yorker. The first printing sold out in three weeks. This new Swallow Press edition includes an introduction by noted modernist scholar Elizabeth Podnieks, as well as editor Gunther Stuhlmann's erudite but controversial foreword to the 1995 edition. Together, they place the collection in its historical context and sort out the individuals and events recorded in the diary that served as its inspiration. The new Swallow Press edition also restores the thirteen stories to the order Nin specified for the first commercial edition in 1948
Cities of the interior by Anaïs Nin( Book )

48 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"My original concept was Roman Fleuve, a series of novels on various aspects of relationships, portraying four women in a continuous symphony of experience". -- Anais Nin, from the introduction to the British edition of Ladders to Fire
D.H. Lawrence : an unprofessional study by Anaïs Nin( Book )

40 editions published between 1932 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collages, a novel by Anaïs Nin( Book )

52 editions published between 1964 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collages explores a world of fantasy and dreams through an eccentric young painter
Letters to Anaïs Nin by Henry Miller( Book )

15 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected personal letters to a friend and confidante written over a period of fifteen years, from 1931 to 1946
Ladders to fire by Anaïs Nin( Book )

41 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ladders to Fire is the first volume of Nin's celebrated series of novels called Cities of the Interior
The four-chambered heart by Anaïs Nin( Book )

49 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Djuna, a young dancer, falls into an affair with Rango, a married gypsy musician. They rent a houseboat together on the Seine. Rango's invalid wife and the houseboat watchman thwart the lovers' search for happiness
Children of the albatross by Anaïs Nin( Book )

39 editions published between 1920 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Back Cover: Djuna is a woman of forty with an unexplained fortune. A former ballet dancer, her only friends are associates from that world, men who tend to attract her by their least mature qualities. So when she meets seventeen-year-old Paul, she is stirred to her depths. Paul is in flight from his father, and she, for reasons buried in her past, needs the opposition of a father figure to sharpen her own desire. Set against the cafe life of Montmartre, Children of the Albatross remains one of Nin's most poignant works, which delicately captures the nuances and half-dreamed sensations of adolescent love
Seduction of the minotaur by Anaïs Nin( Book )

49 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seduction of the Minotaur is the fifth and final volume of Anaïs Nin's continuous novel known as Cities of the Interior. First published by Swallow Press in 1961, the story follows the travels of the protagonist Lillian through the tropics to a Mexican city loosely based on Acapulco, which Nin herself visited in 1947 and described in the fifth volume of her Diary. As Lillian seeks the warmth and sensuality of this lush and intriguing city, she travels inward as well, learning that to free herself she must free the "monster" that has been confined in a labyrinth of her subconscious. This new Swallow Press edition includes an introduction by Anita Jarczok"--
Winter of artifice; three novelettes by Anaïs Nin( Book )

29 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Swallow Press first published Winter of Artifice in 1945, following two vastly different versions from other presses. The book opens with a film star, Stella, studying her own, but alien, image on the screen. It ends in the Manhattan office of a psychoanalyst--the Voice--who, as he counsels patients suffering from the maladies of modern life, reveals himself as equally susceptible to them. The middle, title story explores one of Nin's most controversial themes, that of a woman's sexual relationship with her father"--Publisher marketing
House of incest by Anaïs Nin( Book )

51 editions published between 1915 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genesis of House of Incest was in the dream. The keeping of dreams was an important part of that exploration of the unconscious. But I discovered dreams in themselves, isolated, were not always interesting. Very few of them had the complete imagery and tension to arouse others' interest. They were fragmented. The surrealists delighted in the image themselves. This was satisfying to the painters and to the film-makers. But to the novelist concerned with human character dramas, they seemed ephemeral and vaporous. They had to be connected with life. It was psychoanalysis which revealed to me the constant interaction of dream and action. It was a phrase of Jung's which inspired me to write House of Incest. He said: "Proceed from the dream outward." In other words, it was essentially a matter of precedence. To capture the drama of the unconscious, one had to start with the key, and the key was the dream. But the novelist's task was to pursue this dream, to unravel its meaning; the goal was to reach the relation of dream to life; the suspense was in finding this which led to a deeper significance of our acts. Originally published in 1936, House of Incest is Anais Nin's first work of fiction. The novel is a surrealistic look within the narrator's subconscious mind as she attempts to escape from a dream in which she is trapped, or in Nin's words, as she attempts to escape from "the woman's season in hell." In the documentary Anais Observed, Nin says House of Incest was based on dreams she'd had for more than a year. Nin's usage of the word incest in this case is metaphorical, not literal. In this book the word incest describes a selfish love where one can appreciate in another only that which is similar to oneself. One is then only loving oneself, shunning all differences. --summary taken from®
Waste of timelessness, and other early stories by Anaïs Nin( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Written when Anais Nin was in her twenties and living in Louveciennes, France, these stories contain many elements that will delight her readers: details remembered from childhood, of life in Paris, the cafes, theatres; characters including dancers, artists, writers, women who devote themselves to their work and visions as well as romance, strangers met in the night; themes such as the scruples of lovers, the search for brilliant, imaginative living; the writer's experimentation with exotic words like "sybaritic" and "violaceous". In the craft of these stories readers are treated to a deft sense of humor, ironic wit, much conversation as well as ecstatic prose, and surprise endings. Throughout all, the Nin personality shines, a wonderful mixture of feeling and rationality, of vulnerability and strength
Maya Deren : experimental films by Maya Deren( Visual )

6 editions published between 1943 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

6 short films by surrealist Russian-American filmmaker Maya Deren, the "Mother of the trance film", that evoke and exemplify the American avant-garde film movement of the 1940s and 1950s, studying identity, movement, and freedom
Rising tides : 20th century American women poets by Laura Chester( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the female voice in America, this anthology includes the work of 70 women poets ranging from established names to the lesser-known. Rising out of the same growing conciousness that spawned the Women's Liberation Movement, this book is a feminist statement in the largest sense: it expresses a belief in the full humanity of woman and her right to define herself
Delta of Venus by Anaïs Nin( Book )

91 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Delta of Venus, Anais Nin conjures up a glittering cascade of sexual encounters. Creating her own 'language of the senses', she explores an area that was previously the domain of male writers and brings to it her own unique perceptions. Her vibrant and impassioned prose evokes the essence of female sexuality in a world where only love has meaning
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Tropic of Cancer
Delta of Venus : eroticaA spy in the house of loveLittle birds : eroticaUnder a glass bell and other storiesCities of the interiorD.H. Lawrence : an unprofessional studyCollages, a novelLadders to fire
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Anaïs Nin

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Castellanos, Juana Edelmira Antolina Rosa Nin y 1903-1977

Culmell Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y

Guiler Anais Nin

Guiler Anaïs Nin 1903-1977

Hugo Ian

Hugo, Ian 1903-1977

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Nin Anaïs

Nin, Anais 1903-1977

Nin, Anāyyis 1903-1977

Nin Guiler, Anaïs, 1903-1977

Nin y Castellanos, Juana Edelmira Antolina Rosa 1903-1977

Nin y Culmell, Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira 1903-1977

Nina, Anaisa 1903-1977

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