Novelistic in detail and full of insight into the creative process, the first volume of Anaïs Nin’s diary sketches a vibrant portrait of the artist as a young woman. Set mostly in France, the work begins in 1931 with the writer having just finished her first book, a biography of her literary idol D. H. Lawrence, and ends two years later on the eve of her trip to America, in the wake of a tragic miscarriage. For much of the volume, Nin—always sensitive and self aware—thoughtfully outlines the characters of her famous literary peers, from Henry Miller to Antonin Artaud, and charts the turbulent trajectory of her own development as a thinker, within a sexist social set. The work’s a moving account of a talented writer’s begi
I have always believed in Andre Breton’s freedom, to write as one thinks, in the order and disorder in which one feels and thinks, to follow sensations and absurd correlations of events and images, to trust to the new realms they lead one into.
I have always believed in a writer’s choice to write about the mundane affairs of life, and by so doing, turn it inward out, so that the reader sees the world through her mirror. After all, the greatest tool available to a biographer, are the letters of his or her subject, so imagine the depths that one can explore when one has the words from a subject’s daily recordings. Through lyrical synapses and storytelling, Anaïs Nin tells her story in this first volume of her diaries: she never really knew her father intimately; her mother tried to kill her when she was a child (though it was her mother who Taste shmaste. She is real. A real woman, who lead a free life. The fashion of hating her is as lame as the kneejerk love of Wilco. It is like putting on a pair of Ugg boots in the city. Though there is certainly plausible cause for doing so (snow), it is generally a blind and embarrassing act of striving. There are several more nuanced alternatives to her, yes. And certainly, there are legitimate reasons to dislike her (her appetite for such words as "ensorcellment" and "elixers" being among them) but the elite fashion of loathing her has more to do with the ageold resentment accorded to unapologetic women––and a residual American Puritanism masquerading as refinement––than with the real human and linguistic value of her impassioned, fraught, obfuscated, and welllaid life in words.
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Dear Anais, So far I have read Volumes 1 and 2 of your diary, Henry & June and that diminutive book of racy short stories, Little Birds. I ordered 11 more of your works online (used) and am compiling a library that will contain everything you've ever written, and then expand to include the books of authors you mention reading in your diary and/or befriended in life.
I guess it's no secretI love you Anais. Because of you I started writing again. Because of you I feel reinspired to live life to the fullest. Realizing I am master of my own destiny. Etc. So lovely and small, but such a dynamic personality. Your description of exp ☆ The Diary of Anaïs Nin, 1931-1934 Â This was my introduction to the work of Anais Ninthe very first volume that fell into my adolescent hands. Anais, with her house in the suburbs of Paris in which every room was painted a different color, and she lived with her husband, and met a man named Henry Miller. In which she investigated the possibility of being a woman writer, of writing things that she knew as a woman, a voice which she had not yet seen in print, completely subjective, Piscean, mutable, veiled.
the unexpurgated diaries have also been printed now, but I have not yet returned to thembecause the self censoring of these diaries was part of their art, their veiled magic. But having read these, yes, I would like to go back and see names named, to unlock more of this story.
Yet this is the book which will always be dearest to me, just as it is.
I feel kind of cheated. I'm fascinated with Nin's writing and ideas. I'm interested in her work. I can forgive the solipsism of the diary, since it is, after all, a diary. But I read this collection of writing feeling like I was getting only half the story. Because of legal constraints, the book has been so heavily edited that it makes literally no mention of the man who was her husband for this entire period. Not only does it make for jarring reading (you find yourself reading a gutwrenching miscarriage story when you have no idea about the circumstances of her pregnancy), but it made me feel like I was ultimately being misled about the details of her life. If I'm reading something as intimate as a diary, I'd like the whole story, please. I am not certain exactly what I found so compelling about this book but it sucked me right in. It is very dense but I could not put it down and breezed thru it in about a week. There were times when I wanted to yell at Anais to not be so full of herself. . . but then I remember this is a journal. . . she's supposed to write her innermost secrets here. I will never think about journaling the same way again.
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About The Author
French-born novelist, passionate eroticist and short story writer, who gained international fame with her journals. Spanning the years from 1931 to 1974, they give an account of one woman's voyage of self-discovery. "It's all right for a woman to be, above all, human. I am a woman first of all." (from The Diary of Anaïs Nin, vol. I, 1966)
Anaïs Nin was largely ignored until the 1960s. Today she is