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The Diary of Anais Nin Volume 1 1931-1934: Vol. 1 (1931-1934) Paperback – Jan 12 2001

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Product Details

  • 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: 4.8 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #15,979 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“A debut storytelling tour de force.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review) )

“This beautiful novel will be a delight to those who enjoy spin-offs of fairy tales and folktales.” (ALA Booklist )

“Entertaning, freshly told, and ripe for readalouds.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books )

“SERENDIPITY MARKET reveals itself to be what we all strive to do: universal tale spinning, gorgeous writing.” (—Chris Lynch, author of the National Book Award finalist Inexcusable ) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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After decades of producing fiction that was rejected by mainstream readership and reviewers for being self-centered, exotic in prose, filled with psychological theory, and coterie in style, Anais finally found acceptance by integrating all of the above in this published version of her diary. Timing is everything, I suppose. The world of the 1930s-50s simply was not ready for her. The Aquarian generation of the 1960s was. When originally published this volume did not have a number in the title because no one thought it would sell enough to warrant a second volume. To the surprise of many, it would become the first in seven volumes - and then over 20 years later the unexpurgated versions of her diaries would be published, revealing that Anais was at the time having affairs with both Henry Miller and his wife. Eventually this material would be fashioned into the movie "Henry and June" (which I highly recommend). It would also pave the way for the re-issue of many of Anais Nin's long since out-of-print earlier fiction.
Anais Nin began a letter to her father, on the ship that carried her, her mother and brothers, away from him, away from Europe and to New York City. The letter was never sent (her mother did not think it appropriate), but instead developed into a diary she would continue to keep for decades. In this volume we meet Anais Nin living just outside of Paris with her husband, banker Hugh Guiler (who is barely visible in the diary, a point of contention for many who did not know that this was at his request). She has just published her study of DH Lawrence and is about to meet Henry Miller and his fascinating wife June (Nin's descriptions of June are among the most beautiful portions of her work). Her father soon reenters her life. This is a very exciting time in her life!
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this was the first anais nin book i read. My boss when i worked at a book store when i was 14, gave it to me, and i was hooked from the beginning. ever since then whenever i see anything about anais nin, i just get this rush, or any other associates of hers, and i wish i had been alive to meet her, she is truly one of the most outstanding lady's of our time, or any other. oh, and i am not including my email address, mainly because this review does her and her books bo justice, but i have yet to see any review that does, that will be a truly marvelous day when i d
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I first read the diaries in the 1970's and have reread them several times since. Anais shows the world the mind, psyche, soul and intellect of a woman seeking to squeeze every little drop out of life that she can. And she does. Her writing is pure poetry and never fails to inspire me. I highly recommend all of her diaries and her fiction. Never before in history has a woman so completely documented her inner life and dreams. Some of the most beautiful writing I've ever read.
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Throughout my young adulthood, Anais's words have been immeasurably inspiring, contributing to both my creative writing and my establishment of my identity. I extend the highest recommendations for this stunningly-worded, beautifully honest masterpiece.
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Every woman should read this book. It is rare to find something that so clearly illustrates the way a woman thinks and feels. It is as if Nin is saying, "I understand what you feel and have lived through that as well."
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