The Diary of Others: The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin, 1955-1966
Anaïs Nin (Author) Paul Herron (Editor)
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DescriptionThe Diary of Others is the penultimate volume of a series of Anaïs Nin's unexpurgated diaries, which began with Henry and June (1986). When The Diary of Others opens, Nin, at age fifty-two, has recently entered into a bigamous marriage with the handsome forest ranger Rupert Pole in California, while her legal husband of thirty years, the faithful banker Hugh (Hugo) Guiler is unaware in New York. The first part of the diary, which is called "The Trapeze Life," details Nin's complicated efforts to keep each husband unaware of the other as she jetted between them, a process she likened to a bicoastal "trapeze." At the same time, few publishers were interested in her feminine and introspective fiction, and she considered herself a failed writer. However, she was keeping a diary she had begun at age eleven, and she began to realize that the diary itself was her most important work-but she wondered how she could publish it when it included numerous lovers, incest, and abortion without harming those she loved, which is the subject of the second portion of this volume, called "Others." The Diary of Others ends with the publication of the first volume of The Diary of Anaïs Nin, which propelled Nin to critical and cultural fame at the age of sixty-three.
Sky Blue Press
October 14, 2021
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.9 inches | 1.3 pounds
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About the Author
ANAÏS 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, nine published volumes of her Diary, and two volumes of erotica, Delta of Venus and Little Birds.
Paul Herron is an author whose previous work has been optioned by CBS. This is his debut thriller.
Benjamin Franklin V is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at the University of South Carolina. He holds a Ph.D. from Ohio University and is the author of several books including The Other John Adams, 1705-1740; The Portable Anais Nin; and Jazz and Blues Musicians of South Carolina: Interviews with Jabbo, Dizzy, Drink, and Others published by the University of South Carolina Press. Franklin hosted the program Jazz in Retrospect on the South Carolina Educational Radio Network and NPR from 1977 until 1992.