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Nin, Anaïs 1903-1977

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Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller( Book )
60 editions published between 1934 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 3,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A stream-of-consciousness story of a poverty-stricken young American, living in Paris
Delta of Venus : erotica by Anaïs Nin( Book )
238 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 18 languages and held by 2,327 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
A spy in the house of love by Anaïs Nin( Book )
133 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 1,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sabina struggles to cope with her feelings of guilt as she loses herself in a series of different men
Under a glass bell and other stories by Anaïs Nin( Book )
84 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,439 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
Little birds : erotica by Anaïs Nin( Book )
39 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,226 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 )
28 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,197 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 Anaïs Nin( Book )
37 editions published between 1959 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,191 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 )
33 editions published between 1932 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ladders to fire by Anaïs Nin( Book )
58 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Ladders to Fire explores the erotic attachments of four young women. Nin described it as a "woman's struggle to understand her own nature." It began a five-volume "continuous novel," Cities of the Interior, which includes Children of the Albatross (1947), The Four-Chambered Heart (1950), A Spy in the House of Love (1954), and Solar Barque (1959). Set in the pre-war, expatriate Paris of Henry Miller, this novel-which shocked Nin's contemporaries-draws its inspiration from her confessional diaries. 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. This 1995 reissue of the 1946 novel Ladders to Fire has a new cover and foreword
Letters to Anaïs Nin by Henry Miller( Book )
12 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collages, a novel by Anaïs Nin( Book )
39 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,001 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
The four-chambered heart by Anaïs Nin( Book )
37 editions published between 1950 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 987 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 )
40 editions published between 1920 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 986 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
House of incest by Anaïs Nin( Book )
50 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seduction of the minotaur by Anaïs Nin( Book )
35 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and held by 833 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 )
21 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stella ; -- The Voice
Waste of timelessness, and other early stories by Anaïs Nin( Book )
9 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in English and held by 693 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 576 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
The diary of Anaïs Nin by Anaïs Nin( Book )
139 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vol. I. : 1931-1934 Vol. II : 1934-1939 Vol. III: 1939-1944 Vol. IV : 1944-1947 Vol. V : 1947-1955 Vol. VI : 1955-1966
Winter of artifice. Revised [ed.] ; [and], House of incest by Anaïs Nin( Book )
49 editions published between 1939 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Djuna -- Lilith -- The voice
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Anaïs Nin
Culmell, Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y
Guiler, Anaïs 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 y Culmell, Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira 1903-1977
Nina, Anaisa 1903-1977
Нин, Анаис 1903-1977
ニン, アナイス
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