Search Results: "Anaïs Nin"


BOOK REVIEW

MIRAGES by Anaïs Nin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"In one late entry, Nin complains, mildly: 'My world is so large I get lost in it'; readers will do the same—and gratefully so."
In a book published in association with Sky Blue Press, the celebrated diarist, novelist and electric personality reappears with all the fire of her eroticism in pages untouched by a Bowdler or a Puritan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 1996

"Therapy, then, conducted by a virtuoso solipsist in an airless crucible of amour-propre."
More verbal onanism in the fourth and last installment of A Journal of Love, which demonstrates that even an unexpurgated diary can be boring (especially sans the high prurience quotient of the scandalous couplings in the earlier volumes Incest and Henry and June). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Though it will probably generate some prurient interest, in the end this is an overheated muddle of thoughts and notes about a black hole of self-absorption."
A previously suppressed portion (1932-34) of Nin's near- endless diaries that's shocking for its boundless narcissism, preciousness, and grandiosity—especially when Nin swoons over her sexual affair with her father or describes a late-term abortion. Read full book review >