A Literate Passion: Letters of Anais Nin and Henry Miller, 1932-1953

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Harcourt Brace & Company, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
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The impassioned relationship between Anais Nin and Henry Miller is further explored in this exchange of letters, written over a period of twenty-some years. Here is one of the richest and most intimate correspondences in literary history.

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Review: A Literate Passion: Letters of Ana´s Nin & Henry Miller, 1932-1953

User Review  - Sophfronia Scott - Goodreads

The correspondence between the writers Anais Nin and Henry Miller is striking in its intimacy and, fair warning, could cause many a shy reader to blush. But this aspect of their letters is also ... Read full review

Review: A Literate Passion: Letters of Ana´s Nin & Henry Miller, 1932-1953

User Review  - Lulu Bella - Goodreads

I think I shall never remove this book and real life story from my bedside or travel bag. A subject that I can most thoroughly relate to, good or bad...Passion. Read full review

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About the author (1989)

Writer and diarist Anais Nin was born February 21, 1903 in Neuilly, France to a Catalan father and a Danish mother. She spent many of her childhood years with her Cuban relatives. Later, she became a naturalized American citizen. She is best known for her journals,"The Diary of Anais Nin, Vols. I-VII" and her erotic fiction. In fact, Nin was one of the raliest writers of erotica for women. She also wrote the book "Henry and June' which was made into a movie of the same name in 1990. In 1973 Ana´s Nin received an honorary doctorate from the Philadelphia College of Art. She was elected to the United States National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1974. She died of cancer in Los Angeles, California, on January 14, 1977.

Henry Miller, American novelist, was born in 1891 in New York City. His most famous works, Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, were written while Miller was an expatriate living in Paris and were originally published in France in the mid-1930s. At that time, the two books were widely considered obscene in the United States, and they were banned from sale there until 1961. Some of Miller's other works include The Colossus of Maroussi and Big Sur and the Oranges of Heironymus Bosch. Henry Miller was married five times and he also had an extended love affair with Anais Nin. He died in 1980 in his Pacific Palisades, Calif., home.

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