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The Early Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 3: 1923-1927 (The Early Diary of Anaïs Nin #3)

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A bridge between the early life of Nin and the first volume of her Diary. In pages more candid than in the preceding diaries, Nin tells how she exorcised the obsession that threatened her marriage and nearly drove her to suicide. Editor's Note by Rupert Pole; Preface by Joaquin Nin-Culmell; Index; photographs.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 22nd 1985 by Mariner Books (first published 1983)
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Daniela
Jun 06, 2015 Daniela rated it really liked it
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At the beginning of this volume, Nin is 20 years old and newly married to Hugh Guiler. Because of Hugh's career the couple decides to move to Paris in 1924 where Nin would spend the next 10 or so years of her life.

The first half of this volume was hard to get through. Nin complains a lot about Paris - the dirt, the vulgarity, the rawness. She tries to be the perfect wife, and a lot of entries are gushings over her husband, how perfect he is, how much they are in love etc. It is hard to believe
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Kay
Jul 18, 2012 Kay rated it it was amazing
In this book Anaïs Nin is a young married woman, but she is also a budding artist. She and Hugo married just after her 20th birthday, and she struggles with the push and pull every young couple struggles with. She and Hugo, or Hugh as she calls him in this book more often, perhaps a sign of increased maturity, decide to leave New York for Paris.

She discovers that, despite the fact she has origins there, A.N. despises Paris. She finds it dirty and stifling. She doesn't like what it does to her an
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Maggie Ferguson
"An artist gives without thought of himself; his whole soul he offers to the world."
"Criticism and misunderstanding, although my mind accepts them, push me into my shell again, wounded and quivering. I must forget myself and my sensitiveness."
"At night I sorrow with the weakness of a woman, when I should exult in the struggles of mind reaching out towards its visions." (16)
"Delicacy in woman is in character with her nature; in man it is one of those rare and priceless qualities which make him
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Cari
Jun 06, 2011 Cari rated it really liked it
A more succinct read than Vol. 2 with more emotional impact. Nin has grown up (or at least is working towards that, depending on your POV), and it's here that things start to get really interesting. Several events and decisions that play major roles later in her life are set up in these pages, like the gun introduced in the first act that will, of course, go off in the third. Nin's journals, although not technically a linear story, are as plot-driven as any real woman's journal could possibly be ...more
Greta
Jul 06, 2012 Greta rated it liked it
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A subtle change takes over Anaïs's writing in this volume of her Diaries as she moves from New York to Paris. She also moves from being a single girl to a married woman with an awakening to who she is, what she needs and how she's going to live her own life. Before she lived for others, and while this is still the case, it's interesting to watch her eyes open and her awareness deepen with regard to the art that her life is. While reading her words in this volume, one is cognizant that Anaïs is n ...more
Sonia Reppe
Sep 05, 2012 Sonia Reppe rated it liked it
This is what she wrote about journal writing: "It must be a free running of the faculties, a restful abandonment, a strengthening reiteration, a satisfying outflow of emotions, self-confession, self-critism, self-blame, a retention of beautiful things, of inspiring things and of knowledge, a following and unveiling of ideas, a development of philosophies, an exhortation to the fulfillment of individual perfection, a reminder of the clearer and higher moments in the intellectual life and of the k ...more
Laura Beth
Nov 08, 2014 Laura Beth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Probably the easiest so far to read. As per the other early diaries, there isn't really a story, rather Anais's musings about art, writing, and in this volume, being a new wife. My interest has continued and I keep my goal of reading all volumes of her diary at some point!
Alicia
Nov 12, 2007 Alicia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I love her journaling style and her story telling, very earnest and very different from her later erotic work.
Alicia
Apr 02, 2007 Alicia rated it really liked it
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A very young and conservative Anais exploring what it means to be married and alone in Paris. A different kind of Anais that what fans are used to.
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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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