Fire: From "A Journal of Love" : the Unexpurgated Diary of Anas Nin, 1934-1937

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Harcourt Brace, Jun 1, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
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In the diary that she would call "Fire," Nin sails to New York City and, having temporarily fled her static marriage to Hugh Guiler and her love affair with Henry Miller, indulges her infatuation with analyst Otto Rank. Her interest in the study of psychology grows, but in time she tires of Rank. - "I want to be a world all to myself...I feel like playing all the roles" - and she returns to Paris, Hugh, and Henry.

Settling into a "great serenity, a psychological moon life, " she is haunted by a rising dissatisfaction, which inspires her to seek out a new source of fulfillment. "I'm awaiting a lover. I'm restless, " she writes. "Things are calling me away." The cure for her disenchantment is the Peruvian Gonzalo More, who takes control, woos her in Spanish ("the language of my blood"), and stirs her to new heights. "Life. Fire. Being myself on fire I set others on fire."

Drawn from Nin's original, uncensored journals, "Fire" continues the story of one woman's quest to discover and liberate herself sexually, artistically, and emotionally. She also continues passionately the one affair that would last the rest of her life: "The diary is my world, my ego... I will no longer be ashamed of it."

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Review: Fire: From "A Journal of Love" The Unexpurgated Diary of Anas Nin, 1934-1937

User Review  - reem - Goodreads

If you don't want to be a whore after reading this book then I don't know what to think of you. Anas Nin's writing is freeing just as it is intelligent and full of life. I like diaries because they ... Read full review

Review: Fire: From "A Journal of Love" The Unexpurgated Diary of Anas Nin, 1934-1937

User Review  - Pivi Brink - Goodreads

Dear Anas is like a friend to me, because of the diary and because of the essays of "A Woman Speaks". Read full review

About the author (1996)

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 Anas 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.

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