Delta of Venus: erotica

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Pocket Books, 1977 - Fiction - 302 pages
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Forty-five years ago, Anais Nin created the female language for sexuality. Delta of Venus, filled with seductive, erotic and full-bodied writing, reveals Anais Nin as a woman--and a writer--ahead of her time. "Highly elegant naughtiness".--Cosmopolitan.

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Nin, then writing for "the collector," writes short stories that beguile us with the forbidden (at the time) and the taboo. Her unique style and perspective, give these stories a voice like no other. Literate porno, but mostly just literate by today's standards. Read full review

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User Review  - leforestiere - LibraryThing

there is little literature within these pages. special for the time it was written. men or really female thoughts / fantasies? Read full review


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About the author (1977)

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 Anaīs 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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