This book reveals secrets so shocking that they were suppressed when Anais Nin began publishing her diaries in 1966. The material, from "A Journal of Love", could not be published in Nin's lifetime for fear of offending the living. With the publication of "Henry and June", the world learned about Nin's scandalous affair with both Henry Miller and his wife June. Now, for the first time, Nin tells of regular incest with her father Joaquin Nin, a famous pianist; her simultaneous relationships with her husband, the analysts Otto Rank and Rene Allendym and the writer Antonin Artaud; of her love for her homosexual cousin Eduarso, and her desire for Ana Maria, another cousin.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) was born in Paris and aspired at an early age to be a writer. An influential artist and thinker, she wrote primarily fiction until 1964, when her last novel, Collages, was published. She wrote The House of Incest, a prose-poem (1936), three novellas collected in The Winter of Artifice (1939), short stories collected in Under a Glass Bell (1944), and a five-volume continuous novel consisting of Ladders to Fire (1946), Children of the Albatross (1947), The Four-Chambered Heart (1950), A Spy in the House of Love (1954), and Seduction of the Minotaur (1961). These novels were collected as Cities of the Interior (1974). She gained commercial and critical success with the publication of the first volume of her diary (1966); to date, fifteen diary volumes have been published. Her most commercially successful books were her erotica published as Delta of Venus (1977) and Little Birds (1979). Today, her books are appearing digitally, most notably with the anthology The Portable Anais Nin (2011).