Henry and June: From the Unexpurgated Diary of Ana´s Nin

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 281 pages
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Drawn from the original, uncensored journals of Anais Nin, "Henry and June" is an intimate account of a woman's sexual awakening. It covers a single momentous year - from late 1931 to the end of 1932 - during Nin's life in Paris, when she met Henry Miller and his wife, June. She fell in love with June's beauty and Henry's writing and, soon after June's departure for New York, began a fiery affair with Henry, which liberated her sexually and morally but undermined her marriage and led her into psychoanalysis. One question dominated her thoughts: what would happen when June returned to Paris? That event took place in October 1932, leaving Nin trapped between two loves - Henry and June.

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User Review  - PiperUp - LibraryThing

I made it almost 50 pages into this book & realized Anais Nin was a selfish whore. I'm all for discovering & exploring your sexuality...but not with multiple partners when you're married. The writing ... Read full review

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User Review  - bkwurm - LibraryThing

This love story (or "erotic awakening" as it is sometimes described) is taken directly from the journals of Ana´s Nin, whose prose is utterly unique--a cross between the direct simplicity of Ernest ... Read full review

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Ana-s Nin (1903-1977) was born in Paris and aspired at an early age to be a writer. An influential artist and thinker, she was the author of several novels, short stories, critical studies, a collection of essays, two volumes of erotica, and nine published volumes of her Diary.

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