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Delta of Venus by Anaïs Nin
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Apr 27, 2009

really liked it

i enjoyed this book. it was typical of nin, and of the times, in the respect of the book being 'erotica.' more interesting to me, the the sexual vignettes themselves, where the diary entries preluding the story context explain how henry miller got her involved in writing these smutty stories for an unknown buyer. the writing at times often beautfil and highly poetic; this so-called book collecter who commisioned miller and nin was pleased with her writing but urged her, however, for less poetry in her writing.

at times, this book became tedious, as most of nin's works do for me. but somehow under the blanket of sex, the lacking of her page-long monologues on love and why we love and how it hurts to love, i found this much more tolerable and enjoyable than other works of her's that ive read.

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