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Delta of Venus

by Anais Nin

  • Paperback
    $18.49
PUBLISHED: 30th March 2000
ISBN: 9780141182841
ANNOTATION:
Conjuring up a cascade of sexual encounters, this book evokes the essence of female sexuality in a world where only love has meaning.
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  • Paperback
    $18.49
PUBLISHED: 30th March 2000
ISBN: 9780141182841
ANNOTATION:
Conjuring up a cascade of sexual encounters, this book evokes the essence of female sexuality in a world where only love has meaning.

Annotation

Conjuring up a cascade of sexual encounters, this book evokes the essence of female sexuality in a world where only love has meaning.

Publisher Description

In Delta of Venus Anais Nin conjures up a glittering cascade of sexual encounters. Creating her own 'language of the senses', she explores an area that was previously the domain of male writers and brings to it her own unique perceptions. Her vibrant and impassioned prose evokes the essence of female sexuality in a world where only love has meaning. Her second volume of erotic writings, Little Birds, is also published by Penguin. 'Anais Nin excites male readers and incites female readers . . . and she comes against life with a vital artistry and boldness.' The New York Times Book Review

Author Biography

Partly of Spanish origin, Anais Nin was also of Cuban, French and Danish descent. She was born in Paris and spent her childhood in various parts of Europe. Her father left the family for another woman, which shocked Anais profoundly and was the reason for her mother to take her and her two brothers to live in the United States. Later Anais Nin moved to Paris with her husband, and they lived in France from 1924 to 1939, when Americans left on account of the war. She was analysed in the 1930s by Rene Allendy and subsequently by Otto Rank, with whom she also studied briefly in the summer of 1934. She became acquainted with many well-known writers and artists, and wrote a series of novels and stories.

Her first book - a defence of D. H. Lawrence - was published in the 1930S. Her prose poem, House of Incest (1936), was followed by the collection of three novellas, Winter of Artifice (1939). The quality and originality of her work were evident at an early stage but, as is often the case with avant-garde writers, it took time for her to achieve wide recognition. The international publication of her Journals won her new admirers in many parts of the world, particularly among young people and students. Her novels, Ladders to Fire, Children of the Albatross, The Four-Chambered Heart, A Spy in the House of Love and Seduction of th

Product Details

Author
Anais Nin
Pages
240
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2000
ISBN-10
0141182849
ISBN-13
9780141182841
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Short Title
DELTA OF VENUS
Language
English
Series
Penguin Modern Classics
Publication Date
2000-03-30
Audience
General/Trade

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21 Mar, 2019
By Julie