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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 )

61 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 3,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The account of a young writer and his friends in free-wheeling Paris
Delta of Venus : erotica by Anas Nin( Book )

90 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,877 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 Anas Nin( Book )

156 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 1,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sabina struggles to cope with her feelings of guilt as she loses herself in a series of different men
The novel of the future by Anas Nin( Book )

36 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,207 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"--
Cities of the interior by Anas Nin( Book )

36 editions published between 1959 and 2003 in English and Russian and held by 1,127 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 Anas Nin( Book )

36 editions published between 1932 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little birds : erotica by Anas Nin( Book )

34 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,072 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
Ladders to fire by Anas Nin( Book )

59 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ladders to Fire is the first volume of Nin's celebrated series of novels called Cities of the Interior
Letters to Anaïs Nin by Henry Miller( Book )

19 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected personal letters to a friend and confidante written over a period of fifteen years, from 1931 to 1946
Children of the albatross by Anas Nin( Book )

50 editions published between 1920 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,013 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
The four-chambered heart by Anas Nin( Book )

52 editions published between 1950 and 2004 in 8 languages and held by 1,008 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
Collages, a novel by Anas Nin( Book )

41 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 985 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
Under a glass bell and other stories by Anas Nin( Book )

79 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

House of incest by Anas Nin( Book )

72 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 922 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
Seduction of the minotaur by Anas Nin( Book )

44 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 876 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 Anas Nin( Book )

24 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stella ; -- The Voice
Waste of timelessness, and other early stories by Anas Nin( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in English and held by 688 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
Rising tides : 20th century American women poets by Laura Chester( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 561 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
Under a glass bell and other stories by Anas Nin( Book )

28 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 508 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
Winter of artifice. Revised [ed.] ; [and], House of incest by Anas Nin( Book )

56 editions published between 1939 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Djuna -- Lilith -- The voice
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Delta of Venus : eroticaA spy in the house of loveCities of the interiorD.H. Lawrence : an unprofessional studyLittle birds : eroticaLadders to fireChildren of the albatrossThe four-chambered heart