The Diary of Ana´s Nin, 1931–1934

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Mar 19, 1969 - Biography & Autobiography - 382 pages
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áThe acclaimed author details her bohemian life in 1930s Paris—including her famous affair with Henry Miller—in the classic first volume of her diaries.

Born in France to Cuban parents, Anais Nin began keeping a diary at the age of eleven and continued the practice for the rest of her life. Confessional, scandalous, and thoroughly absorbing, her diaries became one of the most celebrated literary projects of the twentieth century. Writing candidly of her marriages and affairs—including those with psychoanalyst Otto Rank and author Henry Miller—Nin presents a passionate and detailed record of a modern woman’s journey of self-discovery.

Edited and with an introduction by Gunther Stuhlmann, this celebrated first volume begins in the winter of 1931 and ends in the fall of 1934. It covers an auspicious time in Nin’s life, from when she is about to publish her first book to her decision to leave Paris for New York.

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I bought these diaries at the Village Book Store in the Emory Village in 1977. I am glad I did, because they would probably have burned with the store burned. As a diarist myself there is so much here ... Read full review

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The book encompases Anais early ideas and lively anecdotes in a very entertaining medium.When you read her work is like you are part of her thoughts she truly understood the duality that exists inside ... Read full review

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About the author (1969)

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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