- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Mariner Books (Feb. 1 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0156260255
- ISBN-13: 978-0156260251
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.4 x 20.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 408 g
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #57,136 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Diary of Anais Nin Volume 1 1931-1934: Vol. 1 (1931-1934) Paperback – Jan 12 2001
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About the Author
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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Volume 1 of Nin's diary, covering 1931-34, was published in the late 1960s when Henry Miller, her lover during the time period covered by this volume and Hugo Guiler, Anais's first husband (whom she never divorced) were both still alive. As a consequence, there are many omissions and edits for the sake of discretion. Those omissions were revealed when _Henry and June_, also taken from Nin's diaries, was published after the death of all protagonists.
Consequently, a volume that appears to be frank and honest upon a first reading looks somewhat less so when compared with the alternative version contained in _Henry and June_, which contains material expurgated from the first year of this volume. Confused yet?
The more Anais Nin slips away from us, the more we seek her. When reading this volume I come to believe that there is something to be said for Nin's position that she sought to portray a deeper psychological truth and the objective facts were less important.
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