Delta of Venus

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Bantam Books, May 1, 1983 - Fiction - 268 pages
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In Delta of Venus Anaiuml;s Nin penned a lush, magical world where the characters of her imagination possess the most universal of desires and exceptional of talents. 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. Delta of Venus is an extraordinarily rich and exotic collection from the master of erotic writing.

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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  - cupocofe - LibraryThing

this book should come with trigger warnings for genital mutilation, paedophilia, incest, and gang rape -- among other things, i'd wager, only i didn't get that far. this isn't erotic in the slightest ... Read full review

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Anais Nin, 1903 - 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 "The Diary of Anais Nin, Vols. I-VII" and "The Early Diaries of Anais Nin, Vols. I-IV." She died on January 14, 1977.

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