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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 )

62 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,201 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 A penniless and as yet unpublished writer, Henry Miller arrived in Paris in 1930.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 )

74 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,662 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 )

119 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Spy in the House of Love, whose heroine Sabina is deeply divided between her drive for artistic and sexual expression and social restrictions and self-created inhibitions, echoes Anaïs Nin's personal struggle with sex, love, and emotional fragmentation. Although Nin found in her diaries a profound mode of self-creation and confession, she could not reveal this intimate record of her own experiences during her lifetime. Instead, she turned to fiction, where her stories and novels became artistic "distillations" of her secret diaries. Written when Nin's own life was taut with conflicting loyalties, her protagonist Sabina repeatedly asks herself, can one idulge one's sensual restlessness, the fantasies, the relentless need for adventure without devastating consequences? The main character, Sabina, realizes that she is a composite of many selves, each one seeking identity within relationships with five very different men, and while she seeks to live out each part of herself, she also craves unity, setting the stage for the battle for self-awareness
Little birds : erotica by Anaïs Nin( Book )

79 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,319 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
Through the flower : my struggle as a woman artist by Judy Chicago( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My childhood -- Making a professional life and an equalized relationship -- Back to painting / getting married / the Women's Movement -- Fresno and the women's program -- Returning to Los Angeles -- Womanhouse / performances -- Finding my way and discovering women's art -- Learning from the past -- Getting it together
The novel of the future by Anaïs Nin( Book )

52 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,204 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 )

54 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in English and held by 1,193 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 )

53 editions published between 1959 and 2021 in 4 languages and held by 1,154 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 )

44 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1932, two years after D. H. Lawrence's death, a young woman wrote a book about him and presented it to a Paris publisher. She recorded the event in her diary: "It will not be published and out by tomorrow, which is what a writer would like when the book is hot out of the oven, when it is alive within oneself. He gave it to his assistant to revise." The woman was Anaïs Nin. Nin examined Lawrence's poetry, novels, essays, and travel writing. She analyzed and explained the more important philosophical concepts contained in his writings, particularly the themes of love, death, and religion, as well as his attention to primitivism and to women. But what Anaïs Nin brought to the explication of Lawrence's writing was an understanding of the fusion of imaginative, intuitive, and intellectual elements from which he drew his characters, themes, imagery and symbolism
Collages, a novel by Anaïs Nin( Book )

57 editions published between 1964 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collages explores a world of fantasy and dreams through an eccentric young painter. Nin's first book was published in the 1930s and she went on to write stories and a series of autobiographical novels and her celebrated volumes of erotica
Ladders to fire by Anaïs Nin( Book )

42 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After struggling with her own press and printing her own works, Anais Nin succeeded in getting Ladders to Fire accepted and published in 1946. This recognition marked a milestone in her life and career. Admitted into the fellowship of American novelists, she maintained the individuality of her literary style. She resisted realistic writing and drew on the experience and intuitions of her diary to forge a novelistic style emphasizing free association, the language of emotion, spontaneity, and improvisation. The novel interweaves the stories of several women, each emotionally inhibited in her own way: through self-doubt, fear, guilt, moral drift, and distrust. The novel follows their inner struggles to overcome these barriers to happiness and wholeness
Letters to Anaïs Nin by Henry Miller( Book )

19 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected personal letters to a friend and confidante written over a period of fifteen years, from 1931 to 1946
The four-chambered heart by Anaïs Nin( Book )

55 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 961 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 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The theme of this novel is adolescence: the amibivalence, the flights, the hunger for and the fear of closeness in relationship."--Dust jacket
Seduction of the minotaur by Anaïs Nin( Book )

55 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The central character, Lillian, arrives in exotically primitive Mexico from New York, in part to forget her crumbling marriage and to find flow in her life after years of stasis. She befriends Dr. Hernandez, who, like Lillian, is also trying to forget, to escape, which he does with violence, shocking Lillian into facing her inner demon, the "Minotaur." Seduction of the Minotaur reveals Nin's struggle for self-awareness through her character Lillian. In a setting that is sumptuously described, with fully developed characters, the plot involves the dichotomy between civilization and the primitive, the dark and bright sides of human nature, with a conclusion that is classic Nin: enlightenment
House of incest by Anaïs Nin( Book )

56 editions published between 1915 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

House of Incest 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."
Winter of artifice; three novelettes by Anaïs Nin( Book )

31 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two "Father" sections, "Stella" and "Winter of Artifice" show how her own father, though successful as a musician, was "a failure as a human being" and the source of much of the chaos in Anaïs's life. She resented critics calling it autobiographical, but changing the names hardly helped. One has only one father. Most of it is taken from the Incest and Fire sections of her diaries and polished. Stella's exterior resembles the description of Anaïs's friend Louise Rainer in the Published Diaries. The plot is that because she had lost trust in love when her father left her family and because echoes of her love for her father clung to her, she avoided pain by choosing a superficial relationship with a Don Juan like her father. The events of Stella's love life are not from the Diaries, but most of the father's effects on Stella's personality are. The third section, 2The Voice3, is written in the form of a Surrealistic caricature of a Psychoanalytic practice in New York City. Anaïs had been in psychoanalysis two or three times, had briefly studied and practiced psychoanalysis and had love affairs with two of her psychoanalysts, at the time this was published
Waste of timelessness, and other early stories by Anaïs Nin( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2021 in English and French and held by 696 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
Antonin Artaud: man of vision by Bettina Liebowitz Knapp( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the personal and professional development of this twentieth-century actor, director, and writer whose innovative ideas and influence helped revolutionize world theatre
Maya Deren : experimental films by Maya Deren( Visual )

6 editions published between 1943 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 591 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Tropic of Cancer
Delta of Venus : eroticaA spy in the house of loveLittle birds : eroticaThrough the flower : my struggle as a woman artistThe novel of the futureUnder a glass bell and other storiesCities of the interiorD.H. Lawrence : an unprofessional study
Alternative Names
Anaïs Nin

Anaïs Nin americká spisovateľka dánsko-kubánskeho pôvodu

Anaïs Nin americká spisovatelka dánsko-kubánského původu

Anaïs Nin Amerikaans schrijfster

Anaïs Nin Amerikaans schrijver

Anaïs Nin amerikansk författare

Anaïs Nin amerikansk skribent

Anaïs Nin écrivain américaine

Anaïs Nin écrivaine franco-américaine

Anaïs Nin escritora francesa (1903-1977)

Anaïs Nin escritora franco-estadounidense

Anaïs Nin eskritor franses

Anaïs Nin pisarka francuska

Anaïs Nin scrittrice statunitense

Anaïs Nin US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Anais Nin yazar

Anaïs Nin yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Castellanos, Juana Edelmira Antolina Rosa Nin y

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

Hugo, Ian 1903-1977 Mrs

Hugo, Ian Mrs 1903-1977

Nin Anaïs

Nin, Anais 1903-1977

Nin, Anāyyis 1903-1977

Nin Guiler, Anaïs, 1903-1977

Nin y Castellanos, Juana Edelmira Antolina Rosa

Nin y Castellanos, Juana Edelmira Antolina Rosa 1903-1977

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

Nina, Anaisa 1903-1977

Αναΐς Νιν

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Анаис Нин

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Нин, Анаис 1903-1977

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