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Pajaritos: Cuentos eróticos

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  7,096 Ratings  ·  362 Reviews
El libro reúne "trece relatos eróticos", abordados desde la óptica femenina de Nin. Historias cuasi cotidianas, con pinceladas (muchos de los relatos tienen como protagonistas a pintores) de perversión.

Pocas mujeres escritoras se atreven celebrar la experiencia sexual en toda su plenitud como lo hace Anaïs Nin. Pajaritos explora la pasión en todas sus formas. Evocadora, at
Paperback, 165 pages
Published June 2005 by Booket (first published 1979)
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Nora toomey
Mar 15, 2008 Nora toomey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this is how I learned about sex. Thanks mom and dad for owning it! Also, I stole it from you.
Lukas Prytikin
Aug 12, 2016 Lukas Prytikin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I give Little Birds four stars in comparison to Delta of Venus' two, though as a stand alone, it would probably only get 2 or 3. There are almost no disgusting and despicable sex scenes in Little Birds, and for this, I am grateful. (As it turns out, I'm a bit prudish after all...)

Little Birds is set in various places around the world, but quite often set in New York and New Orleans. It feels more modern than Delta of Venus. It feels more aware, more present. And this, my second dip into a colle
Ian "Marvin" Graye
In Full Flight

The titular birds feature in polar opposite contexts in this collection of erotica.

In the first story, Marcel rents an attic with a terrace. He feeds the birds, so as to attract the attention of schoolgirls across the road. Having won their trust, he exposes himself to the girls, after which they take fright and run away, like little birds.

In the last story, a runaway 16 year old girl, Jeanette, finds physical shelter with Jean and Pierre. She wants to have a few men to herself. "O
Dec 02, 2007 Kitty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: adults interested in intelligent erotica
Shelves: fiction, erotica
This book, along with it's companion book (they run together in my mind and am talking about both here), Delta of Venus, are wonderfully evocotive erotic stories. They are never the wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am stuff of porn magazines. Sometimes magical, sometimes freaky, with a European sensibility, these stories are softly spellbinding. I can't help but get caught up in them whenever I pick up these books. Elena, Pierre, Leila, the Basque and Bijou, what a cool group of characters! And there are s ...more
Cheryl Anne Gardner
This little book of short stories is by far some of the finest erotica ever written. Nin is a true master of love, lust, and the body’s betrayal of our innermost desires. Nin writes with a simple elegance. Never overdoing the imagery, we get just what we need to feel the work without a crass microscopic examination. Nin plunges deeply into the psyche of her characters, and we get more than an up-close and personal intimate glimpse of their inner turmoil as they struggle to break free of their se ...more
This is my first time to read erotica, but because I pretty much have a good idea what to expect, I wasn't at all shocked, surprised, nor repulsed. As I figured, the only way to appreciate erotic literature such as this is to keep an open mind.

I would like to report that I did exactly that, in the first stories. Towards the end, however, I could not also help but become cynical and/or sarcastic. After all, how much sex can you read about and let your mind absorb before your head actually, truly
Sabra Embury
Dec 17, 2010 Sabra Embury rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book would be a great read for someone too conservatively raised to appreciate visual pornography for its valuable lessons in learning how to be comfortable with yourself or your partner. It would be a valuable read for someone who did not know how to caress his or her partner to get them aroused for sex.

If someone's fifteen-year-old son asked their mom or dad what sex was all about, first it would be wise to tell them about reproduction, how to avoid it until ready, venereal diseases, and
Feb 08, 2010 Joshua rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sexy-time
I found this book long after discovering "Delta of Venus" as a boy on someone's book shelf. I read "Little Birds" as an adult and I believe it should be taken in tandem with the former rather than separately.

What I can say is that thanks to encountering Anias Nin as a boy, I grew up viewing sexuality and sexual attraction as something that takes place mostly in the mind and it is that tension that she describes, between desire and fear/exhileration, and the surrender that her characters often g
My first piece of erotica and after Little Birds, both my opinion of Anais Nin and the bar for erotica is very high.

Several people believe that sex is purely physical. I see this as a deliberate dissociation from the vulnerability that desire creates in us. Our society and culture, apart from feeding our own self preserving tendencies also "encourages us to acknowledge very little of who we normally are in the act of sex", as Alain de Botton said.

Anais Nin's writing is absent of any such preten
Jun 22, 2010 Adrienne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica
Ok first up I bought this knowing that it contained stories that are also in The Delta of Venus and Eros Unbound, so I guess out of 13 stories I've already read 6 most of which I love and adore and would read agian over and over. The remaining 7 left me feeling a little disappointed, the verve seems to have gone, the exquisite delicacy and graceful writing and words, vanished, the languidity replaced by a sense of urgency. Perhapes by the time she wrote these she was bored to tears of writing er ...more
M. Sarki
May 03, 2014 M. Sarki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think Anais Nin was very courageous in her writing.
Nov 02, 2015 Thea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Анаис Нин от години ме вълнува като писател и като личност. Нейде в първи курс попаднах на откъси от многотомните й дневници (които, впрочем, до ден днешен не са издадени в цялост). Има една категоричност в стила й, която много ме привлича (и която кореспондира с личните ми гледни точки). Това обаче е само моя повърхностен поглед на човек, прехвърлил няколко цитата.
Нин е и любопитна като жена на своето поколение. Родена в самото начало на ХХ век, тя твори в изключително мъжки доминирана среда, а
Chris White
Nov 17, 2013 Chris White rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“We don’t see people as they are. We see people as we are.”

Anais Nin, at her best, is a writer who presents snapshots of erotica, cleverly written, poetic and raw – she is the foremother of flash fiction. Anais Nin’s Little Birds is Anais Nin at her best. From the introduction – which is in itself a great story to read, telling as it does of her struggles for money amd the necessity of her writing erotica – to the last story in this collection, Little Birds is a collection of great stories, of p
Feb 20, 2012 Janet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Again, minor work by a major talent, her work-for-hire erotic fiction--it's a nice intro to the work of Nin, get your feet wet (so to speak.) Then move on to the major fiction--the unique early short works, Under a Glass Bell and Winter of Artifice, and the novels that comprise Cities of the Interior: Spy in the House of Love, Ladders to Fire, Children of the Albatross... then onto the Diaries, starting in 1931, go forward, then back to the early diaries Linotte. Then subscribe to Cafe in Space, ...more
Emily May
Mar 04, 2011 Emily May rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica, classics, 2011
I found this incredibly boring when compared to the eroticism and sensuality of Delta Of Venus. I was expecting far more from Anais Nin, especially when regarding a field that she had so much expertise in.

The thing is, erotica is one of those things that is so hard to suffer through when it's dull... there's just no pretending otherwise; and these stories were very similar, caresses followed by a very scientific depiction of oral sex. Sorry to say it did nothing for me.
Mar 19, 2016 Mariana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Ok. Eso fue una cachetada con guante blanco. Justo cuando me quejé de las ideas de erotismo de Nin, llega con un cuento que me desarma completamente y me hace entender que antes de hablar tengo que esperar.

Lo cierto es que disfruté mucho este libro: no me malinterpretes.
Es justamente lo que esperaba de un libro de cuentos eróticos. Esa sensación en las manos y en la piel de no poder controlarlo. La recreación de ciertas escenas. Aunque sí, como en todo, debes tener el mood "correcto" para poder
Silvia Sirea
Era curiosa di leggere qualcosa di Anaïs Nin da un po' e ho deciso di iniziare con Uccellini. Trattandosi di letteratura erotica sapevo a cosa stessi andando incontro e nonostante questo sono rimasta piacevolmente stupita.

Uccellini è una raccolta di racconti - alcuni anche molto brevi - che si fa leggere in maniera molto scorrevole. Non è affatto volgare, anzi, ci si imbatte in passaggi estremamente poetici e si incontrano personaggi affascinanti.

Classificherei questo libro come una lettura poco
Jun 29, 2012 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book beats 50 shades of Grey into oblivion - beautifully written - a classic novel - and no stupid girl called Ana saying holy crap all the time...Anaïs Nin Little Birds by Anaïs Nin
Sep 29, 2016 Frances rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: women-authors
This book ruined my innocence.
Liina Bachmann
Oct 09, 2016 Liina Bachmann rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Nin made no secret of the fact that she wrote those stories for the money. Plus they were published posthumously.
The rush can be sensed as there is very little narrative building - straight to the act I would say! She writes good erotica, no doubt about it but I am curious what the stories would have been if the rest of the narrative would have been stronger as well. And like with most short story collections the book was pretty uneven in quality.
It was worth reading, if not for nothing else t
Mar 31, 2015 Aubariah rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bedroom-bookcase
This is bad erotica. In 13 stories only one focuses on two people screwing because they like it. I read the whole thing and here are the stories (spoilers aplenty):
1. Open with pedophilia
2. Magic mystery sex with a stranger who romantically recounts being raped in a crowd while watching a hanging.
3. Main character Lina just needs a bit of rape to get her to like sex.
4. Adorable tales of boys molesting their little sisters, and how it leads to a vigorous incestuous sex life.
5. This one is just bo
Dec 16, 2012 poiboy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Anais Nin is easily one of the highest tier of intelligent, smoothly clever and casually prolific erotica writers in modern literary history. the prologue to this collection of erotic short stories explains clearly how they came to be and why writers did so at the time. to even ponder a reality that she wrote most of this for pay and not for driven inner desire is impressive.
think on it like pulling off a term paper, that you have no real personal interest in, over a weekend. your 'teachers' ra
Jonathan Rosas
Jan 19, 2016 Jonathan Rosas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I happened to be reading two books of erotic short stories at the same time, alternating between the books after every story or two. The biggest difference between the two, and a big reason why I much preferred this one over the other, is that it’s not written pornography. What I mean is you’re not going to sit down and read some script for really bad porn. If anything it’s almost like reading the diaries of each character the stories are based off of, even though they all come from the mind of ...more
Anais Nin is in no way a contemporary of Henry Miller! Maybe it's my narrow view of things (and my first time at reading erotica) but it's really not that good. Her stories are short and bland and unstimulating. Even the language is simple. I don't aruge that she's a good writer (I believe she is) but the only thing I found remarkable about the book was the preface in which she describes how hard it is to focus solely on eroticism and how it changes your life. I may give one of her other books a ...more
Apr 27, 2009 Jody rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is the very first erotica book I've read. I found it in a box of children's books I friend gave to me for my 2 year old son. I read it all the way through and wondered what kind of person would write such things. And then I started to think about the things in my life that might have been so strange as well as erotic. That was years ago. The other day I was in B and N and found one of her books and remember that time in my apartment long ago. Thank you Anaïs Nin!!!!!
I was missing France when I began reading this book, as my last memory of having read Anais Nin was when I was in Paris 2004 (Delta of Venus). I did not read any Nin for my 2006 Paris trip, but I remember still being affected by Delta of Venus. As it turns out, WHILE in the middle of reading Little Birds, I find I will be back in Paris next summer. Her writing takes me to "another place" and I am ever so grateful
Sep 12, 2008 Erika rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: other
This book was interesting. I was surprised to come across it while browsing at the library. Who knew? I had read Delta of Venus years ago and remember thinking that it was interesting (and informative), but that the writing style felt a little stiff. I have found that I still feel that way, but that I had missed the insight into our natures that really are what make the work enduring.
Rosa Ramôa
May 10, 2016 Rosa Ramôa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Sobre anseios*

"Depois, me tocava devagar, como se não quisesse me despertar, até que eu ficava molhada. Aí, seus dedos passavam a se mover mais depressa. Ficávamos com as bocas coladas, as línguas se acariciando".

May 19, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won't say that all the stories rang true for me, but I will say I had a great time reading this book. Erotic and well-written! In some ways I may have enjoyed just well-done structure of the stories more than the raunchy bits, but that would be disingenuous. It is fun to read erotica!
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French-born novelist, passionate eroticist and short story writer, who gained international fame with her journals. Spanning the years from 1931 to 1974, they give an account of one woman's voyage of self-discovery. "It's all right for a woman to be, above all, human. I am a woman first of all." (from The Diary of Anaïs Nin, vol. I, 1966)

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