Sunday, February 23, 2014

Anais Nin --- Erotica 101

I just read an article titled Erotica 101: Meet the first woman of erotica, Anais Nin by Sara Dobie Bauer. In the article, Sara Dobie Bauer writes:
Nin is best known for her diaries, scrupulously kept from 1931 through 1974. Her diaries were published in several volumes, which together fill over 40,000 pages. For a woman writing in her time, she was groundbreaking. She openly discussed sex, marriage and feminism. Her writings are controversial even today; imagine the row they caused in the mid-1900s.

Nin herself was a highly sexual creature. She was a dancer and model, praised for her beauty. Although she married at 20, she had a string of lovers, which included famous author Henry Miller and his wife June.
Click on link above to read the entire article written by Sara Dobie Bauer. 

Sure, I've heard of Nin's work Delta of Venus and her affair with Henry Miller, but that pretty much sums up what I know about Anais Nin. I've never read anything by Anais Nin before and am not sure that I will.

Has you read anything written by Anais Nin? Is her writing any good? Is her writing style still relevant today?

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