Henry and June: From "A Journal of Love" -The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin (1931-1932) [NOOK Book]

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This bestseller covers a single momentous year during Nin’s life in Paris, when she met Henry Miller and his wife, June. “Closer to what many sexually adventuresome women experience than almost anything I’ve ever read....I found it a very erotic book and profoundly liberating” (Alice Walker). The source of a major motion picture from Universal. Preface by Rupert Pole; Index.

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Overview

This bestseller covers a single momentous year during Nin’s life in Paris, when she met Henry Miller and his wife, June. “Closer to what many sexually adventuresome women experience than almost anything I’ve ever read....I found it a very erotic book and profoundly liberating” (Alice Walker). The source of a major motion picture from Universal. Preface by Rupert Pole; Index.

Drawn from the original, uncensored journals of Anais Nin, this is an intimate account of a woman's sexual awakening.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547540238
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/29/1990
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 91,288
  • File size: 281 KB

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2000

    Introspective, Exhausting, Harrowing

    This is from Anais Nin's diary. It is the most detailed introspective work I have ever read; Anais lays her soul bare with no reservations. She is shameless, and at the same time magnificently dignified. However, her confessions do not titillate, for they are heart-wrenching cries for help. She is 29 and married. Her husband is a banker--very stable and secure and devoted--but she yearns for excitement and danger. She is infatuated with her cousin, Eduardo, and frequently fantasizes about making love with him. And then she meets Henry Miller, and his wife, June. She thinks Henry is crude and unfeeling, but she finds June utterly fascinating; she thinks June is the epitome of feminine beauty and allure, and gentleness and understanding. The friendship escalates, and she experiences her first lesbian lovemaking with June. But as she penetrates June's psyche deeper, she intuits that June is manipulative and shallow. Then June leaves for New York. And there is only Henry. After much hand-wringing, Anais makes love with Henry. And there begins her downward spiral. A classic addictive relationship, Anais shouts out how wonderful Henry is, how she would gladly be his slave, and then a few pages later she vows to break it off with him, that he is not what she had thought. A few more pages, and she again rejoices over their lovemaking. She enrolls herself into psychotherapy, in the hopes of sorting out her riotous feelings. She becomes attracted to her therapist, and schemes to seduce him. She fans the flames of her attraction to her cousin. She makes love to her husband with renewed vigor, based on what she's learned in bed from Henry. And then she's off to Henry's apartment, where they raise the roof with their countless climaxes. This book contains several very insightful observations about human nature, but its chronicle of emotional demise is what lingers in the reader's memory. This book is arguably an even graver portrayal of the minefield of adultery than is Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. Lastly, on a practical note, this book can be exhaustingly repetitive--Henry, Henry, Henry--and the sex is not nearly as good as in Delta of Venus.

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  • Posted January 28, 2010

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    Must Have. Must Read.

    I loved this book, and I loved the way it was told. Anais Nin has such a unique writing style. This book made me love the characters, and hate some of them at the same time. I've never contemplated so much of the topics touched in this novel. It's a good book for discussion. I suggest reading Henry and June before reading her actual journals.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2003

    Remarkable

    Anais has written the essence of sensuality and love. A woman who is not affraid of men but rather intregued and marveled by them. she brings out womens most secret desires.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2004

    Couldn't put it down

    well, on a count of me not putting this book down... keep in mind that I was grounded and did nothing but read, eat, and sleep. Though, I did stay up all night just to read the book (or should I say diary..) instead of sleeping. I tried to keep the lids of my eyes from closing as long as I got just a few more words. I was loving Anais Nin's writing and this is the first time I've read an excerpt of her diary and I'm planning to read more. I tried to get some of my friends to read it but they said they just couldn't get into it. I, for one, loved it alot.

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