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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  444 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Uit armoede geschreven schreef Anaïs Nin voor een anonieme cliënt erotische verhalen waarin zij zich moest concentreren op de seks, en alle franjes weg kon laten. Dat leverde de prachtige bundel 'Venusdelta' op, die twee jaar later werd gevolgd door 'Lieve vogeltjes'. Anaïs Nin, die debuteerde als dichteres, noemde zichzelf 'de madam van een hoogst merkwaardig huis van lit ...more
Published (first published January 1st 1978)
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I've been carrying this book with me since the early 80's I think, and the memory of a certain, very special lover (for a moment or a few days rather), listening to me read it, and reading it aloud to me makes it memorable. Sexy, kinky, but still makes me a little weak. Keep it in my bedstand.
One of the best books of erotica ever written. Tasteful yet raunchy. Classy yet kinky. You get the idea. Hot sex AND interesting stories and characters, something that modern day porn seems to be incapable of.
Venus erotica en français.

Série de nouvelles érotiques écrites pour un riche «mécène» collectionneur.
Les premiers efforts d'une femme pour écrire des textes érotiques totalement orientés sur le sexe, sans aucune poésie. Toutefois, la voix féminine prédomine dans un domaine où les hommes étaient prépondérants sinon les seuls.
Audrey Babkirk Wellons
Surprisingly, this book satisfies as both literature and smut. I am forever turning to the copyright page (after I read some particularly piquant passage) and saying, "Wait, when was this published again?" Ahead of its time in, uh, many ways.
Lee Toong
I was fortunate enough to get my hands on vintage copies of both Delta of Venus and Little Birds - simple, elegant,and full of life. I first discover Anais Nin after watching the movie "Henry and June".

Anais Nin led a life of adventure, love, and strength. If you are new to Literotica, her works is a good start.

I have been reading this book for a few months now and I have to say Anais has never let me down. Her style of writing is poetic and soft - somewhat like the brush strokes of an artist. Her use of language is phenomenal. Hopefully her spirit can influence me in my own work. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this!!
To critique this is to critique one of the spiderman movies. It is what it is, with little shame she was able to nuy bread and butter as she was served her literary and sexual rights of passage.... As is true for 'Little Birds'.
I bought a vintage French language edition of this book while living in Angers, France and having a steamy romance with a 26 year old French Basque with long hair and a sexy big nose, I would read passages aloud to him until he could no longer stand to listen, then we would go to his tiny bed. Anaïs Nin is a goddess.
This isn't actually the edition I read, but for whatever reason Goodreads doesn't recognize ASIN B000B7A0N4. ANYWAY, kinky and fun. Best read in bed with a little bag of chocolate candies or other sexy snacks.
Apr 30, 2008 Larry rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: adults only
Recommended to Larry by: Josh Norris
One of the most sexual books that I have ever read. Good follow up for the movie Henry and June. Anis Nin was the mistress of Henry Miller author of the tropic of cancer. She is unbelievable.
devil doll
the best work of erotica ever written. i began and ended erotica with this book. everything else i tried to read was absoloutley horrible and poorly written.
I liked Delta of Venus but hated Little Birds!
Apr 19, 2010 Ozell is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
really love this woman dearly, read cities of the interior and it just paints wonderous colors with the blood,spirit,and bones
Hot. Although strangely very misogynistic at points. Interesting how she uses the terminology "my sex" alot.
I haven't read the entire book but what I did read was wonderfully written & super erotic.
I read these both in the front seat of my boyfriend's car in high school.
Kit Boulding
Best erotica I've ever read...only I've ever read.
This is about as hot as grad school.
Verity Jones
again, one of my first loves!
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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)

Anaïs Nin was largely ignored until the 1960s. Today she is
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Delta of Venus Henry and June: From "A Journal of Love"--The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin (1931-1932) Little Birds The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934 A Spy in the House of Love (Cities of the Interior #4)

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