THE FOUR-CHAMBERED HEART by Anais Nin

THE FOUR-CHAMBERED HEART

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The unrestrained, undulant prose, the hothouse world of psychosexual emotions which has given Anais Nin a certain desideratum for decadents, again form the integral part of a new novel. In a story which is actionless if not passionless, this tells of Djuna, who falls in love with a Guatemalan Indian, Rango, restless, wild, uncontrolled. Taking a barge on the Seine as a refuge for their love, and from Zora, Rango's wife, Djuna is unable to withstand the increasing, irrational demands Zora makes upon Rango, and his slavery to her needs, Djuna, realizing that they can never find peace together, contemplates death with him, revokes her decision at the last.... For those who find her Freudian, almost foetal imagery- let alone the surnames- exotic.

Pub Date: Jan. 27th, 1949
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce