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Mirages : the Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin 1939-1947

Author: Anaïs Nin; Paul Herron
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, published in association with Sky Blue Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Mirages collects, for the first time, the story that was cut from all of Nin's other published diaries, particularly volumes 3 and 4 of The Diary of Anaïs Nin, which cover the same time period. It is the long-awaited successor to the previous unexpurgated diaries Henry and June, Incest, Fire, and Nearer the Moon. Mirages answers the questions Nin readers have been asking for decades: What led to the demise of Nin's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Anaïs Nin; Anaïs Nin; Anaïs Nin; Anaïs Nin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anaïs Nin; Paul Herron
ISBN: 9780804011464 080401146X
OCLC Number: 851572866
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 415 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: PREFACE / Paul Herron --
INTRODUCTION / Kim Krizan --
AGAIN TOWARDS AMERICA: Will I ever reach joy? --
JOHN: I believe I have defended myself against suffering --
NANANKEPICHU II: We saved the dream --
THE COLLECTOR: I suggested we feed him the diary --
INTERMEZZO: Please lead me into the world of pleasure --
I REMEMBERED THIS: My first erotic feeling --
THE PRESS: I don't want to think-I want to do some typesetting --
NO PUEDO MAS: I do not want you back --
A DREAM OF HAITI: My desire surges towards him --
WOMAN OF ACTION: I feel ready for this --
UNDER A GLASS BELL: My own soul has reached into other souls --
L'HOMME FATAL: My difficulty with the feminine man --
THE TRANSPARENT CHILD: He is my son, my lover --
THE PROBLEM OF THE DIARY: My own voice is here --
THIS GREAT HUNGER: Now you must find reality --
GORE: If I could have loved a woman, it would be you --
AWAKENING: Oh, the drug of my marvelous dreams --
ENDINGS: The hell grew larger as the illusions broke --
RENUNCIATION:There was a stranger in my bed --
LIFE!:Touch, oh, touch this man of fire.
Responsibility: [Anaïs Nin] edited by Paul Herron ; with an introduction by Kim Krizan.

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"The celebrated diarist, novelist and electric personality reappears with all the fire of her eroticism in pages untouched by a Bowdler or a Puritan... Readers will find Nin a most entertaining Read more...

 
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