Fire: From "A Journal of Love" The Unexpurgated Diary of Anais Nin, 1934-1938

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In this “erotically charged”(Publishers Weekly) diary that picks up where Incest left off, Nin chronicles a restless search for fulfillment that leads her to New York City-”that brilliant giant toy” -then back to Paris and Henry, and eventually into the arms of a passionate new lover.

Having left France for New York, Nin continues her marital relationship with her husband, Hugh, and her love relationships with Henry Miller and her...

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Overview

In this “erotically charged”(Publishers Weekly) diary that picks up where Incest left off, Nin chronicles a restless search for fulfillment that leads her to New York City-”that brilliant giant toy” -then back to Paris and Henry, and eventually into the arms of a passionate new lover.

Having left France for New York, Nin continues her marital relationship with her husband, Hugh, and her love relationships with Henry Miller and her analyst Otto Rank. Fire is the story of a woman's struggles to come to terms with herself, to find salvation in the form of writing. Photos.

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Donna Seaman
Less shocking than "Incest" (1992), the third volume of Nin's provocative and provoking uncensored diaries finds our madly scribbling femme fatale in New York, where she's gone to get away from her doggedly loyal husband and from adored lover Henry Miller and indulge her fancy for analyst Otto Rank. Once again, Nin is blithely honest about her profound dishonesty, admitting that she loves telling "marvelous lies" to the men who desire her. She tires of Rank just as Miller and her husband catch up with her, then, suddenly, enters a whole new realm of potent romance with a fiery man of Inca descent, Gonzalo More. More, a man of conscience and lyrical intensity, inspires Nin to new poetic and mystical heights. These unexpurgated volumes are of particular interest to readers of the original published versions because they fill in so many puzzling omissions, but they are also remarkable for their audacity and prolificity. Just one page of Nin's extraordinary diaries contains more sex, melodrama, fantasies, confessions, and observations than most novels, and reflects much about the human psyche we strive to repress.
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This volume of Nin's celebrated and erotically charged diaries documents her continuing relationship with her husband, Hugh, and three important lovers in her life: Henry Miller, her analyst Otto Rank, and Gonzalo Mor‚. B&W photos.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780151000883
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 5/15/1995
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet 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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