Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977

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Birth 1903-02-21
Death 1977-01-14
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English

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The complex and diverse prose of Anaïs Nin mirrors her life. She published nonfiction, journals, short stories, novels, and erotica, and worked as a model, a dancer, and a psychoanalyst. Most of her prose was influenced by surrealism, and features an experimental style and psychological themes. The publication of her diaries, begun at the age of eleven as an open letter to her departed father, brought her fame and made her a sought-after lecturer. Her artistic prose, colorful life, and relationship with Henry and June Miller have made her legacy controversial and unsettled.

From the description of Anaïs Nin letters to George Reavey, ca. 1935-1938. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 54667718

A writer born in Paris, of Spanish and French-Danish parents, she moved to New York in 1914. She sometimes wrote under the pseudonym Ian Hugo but is especially known for her 10 volume Diary of Anaïs Nin. She also wrote novels, short stories, and erotica. Her association with Henry Miller and Lawrence Durrell, among others, is evident in her writings.

From the description of Anaïs Nin collection. [1957]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 676747687

American novelist.

From the description of Letter : Sierra Madre, Calif., to Dante, between 1950 and 1951. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 40651882

Anaïs Nin, novelist and diarist.

From the description of Anaïs Nin letters to Jean Locardi, 1962-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702164332

From the description of Anaïs Nin letters to Jean Locardi, 1962-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78478632

American writer.

From the description of Letters, 1955, 1956. (Ohio University). WorldCat record id: 13049378

Anaïs Nin was a French and American novelist, poet, essayist, diarist, and short-story writer.

From the guide to the Anaïs Nin collection of papers, 1932-1975, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Anaïs Nin (February 21, 1903-January 14, 1977) was born in Neuilly, France, but moved to New York City with her mother and brothers after her parents separated. She abandoned formal education to work as a model. In 1923 she married Hugh Parker Guiler, moved to Paris with him, and embarked on her writing career. Her first published work was a critical study of D.H. Lawrence, D.H. Lawrence: An Unprofessional Study . Nin began writing erotica in the 1940s, the most famous of which was Delta of Venus . She wrote explicitly about her fantasies as well as her sexual experiences in extensive diaries which spanned nearly six decades, including details about intimate friendships and passionate relationships with leading literary figures including Henry Miller, Edmund Wilson, Gore Vidal, James Agee, and Lawrence Durrell. After her death, her second husband, Rupert Pole, arranged for the unexpurgated publication of her diaries which became more acclaimed than any of her other writing.

From the guide to the Anais Nin Collection, 1925-1964, (Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections)

Anaïs Nin was a French and American novelist, poet, essayist, diarist, and short-story writer.

From the description of Anaïs Nin collection of papers, [1932-1975]. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122485934

Anaïs Nin -- diarist, critic and novelist -- was born in Paris. Her parents separated and at 11 she began her diary in the form of letters, never sent to her father. Approximately 3,300 pages of her diary were in print by 1984 - they record her youth, her increasing dialogue with feminism, and the later volumes explore the teaching and confessional functions of the diary. Nin has also written several novels including Delta of Venus (1977 - erotica) and a continuous novel -- in 5 volumes -- beginning with This hunger (1945).

From the description of Correspondence, 1952-1966. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122618491

Anaïs Nin was born in Neuilly, France, on Feb. 21, 1903; she married Ian Hugo when she was 20 years old; her first published book was D.H. Lawrence : An unprofessional study (1932); her writing brought her in contact with Henry Miller, who became a major influence in her life; she is best known for the publication of The diary of Anaïs Nin; died in Los Angeles, CA, on Jan. 14, 1977.

From the description of Papers, ca. 1910-1977. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 40296913

Writer; New York, N.Y.

From the description of Oral history interview with Anais Nin, 1972. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83123026

Anais Nin (1903-1977) was a Cuban-French author who became famous for her published journals, which span more than 60 years, from when she was 11 to shortly before her death at 74.

From the guide to the Anais Nin correspondence with Marcia Nardi, 1955-1956, (Ohio University)

Anaïs Nin was born in February of 1903. She became famous for her published journals which span more than 60 years, beginning when she was 11 years old and ending shortly before her death. Nin is also famous for her erotica.

Anaïs Nin was born in Neuilly, France, to two artistic parents. Her father, Joaquin Nin was a Cuban pianist and composer, and her mother Rosa Culmell was also Cuban, but of French and Danish ancestry and was a classically trained singer. After her parents separated, her mother moved Anaïs and her two brothers, Thorvald Nin and Joaquin Nin-Culmell from Barcelona to New York City. According to her diaries, Volume One, 1931 - 1934, Nin abandoned formal schooling at the age of 16 and began working as a model. In 1923 Nin published her first work: a critical evaluation of D.H. Lawrence called D.H. Lawrence: An Unprofessional Study. She also explored the field of psychotherapy, studying under the likes of Otto Rank, a disciple of Sigmund Freud. According to her diaries, Volume One, 1931-1934, Nin shared a Bohemian lifestyle with Henry Miller during her time in Paris. There is no mention of her husband in that edited edtion. In 1939 Nin returned to New York and later appeared in the Kenneth Anger film Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954) and the Maya Deran film Ritual in Transfigured Time (1946), and in Bells of Atlantis (1952). In 1947, at the age of 44, she met and began living with Rupert Pole (1919-2006), sixteen years her junior. On March 17th, 1955 she married him and the pair went to live in California. She died in 1977.

From the description of Selected Anaïs Nin letters, 1932-1946. (Southern Illinois University). WorldCat record id: 244639422

French born American author (b.1903).

DuBois legally changed her name from Rochelle Holt; noted feminist author who uses multi-media involving poetry, plays and novellas to explain a sense of poetic reality to a new world of innovative fiction.

From the description of Papers, 1969-1976. (Southern Illinois University). WorldCat record id: 13347174

Biography

Anaïs Nin was born in Neuilly, France, February 21, 1903, to Joaquin Nin and Rosa Culmell and moved to New York in 1914 after her father abandoned the family. She began her diary at this time and continued the diary throughout her life. She married banker Hugh P. Guiler in Cuba in 1923 and moved to Paris with him in 1931, where she published her first book, D.H. Lawrence: an unprofessional study (1932) and associated with and cultivated writers and artists, including Antonin Artaud, Lawrence Durrell, Henry Miller, Gonzalo Moré. Began psychoanalysis with Dr. Réne Allendy and later with Otto Rank. She published The house of incest (1936) and Winter of artifice (1939) while in Europe. Returned to New York and began to publish her own work under the imprint of the Gemor Press, including Under a glass bell (1944), This hunger (1945) and limited editions of The house of incest and Winter of artifice . Her husband, Hugh Guiler, using the name Ian Hugo, became a filmmaker and engraver, while maintaining his banking career. Nin published several more books of fiction, including Ladders to fire (1946), Children of the albatross (1947), The four-chambered heart (1950), A spy in the house of love (1954), Solar barque (1958), Cities of the interior (1959) and Seduction of the minotaur (1961). In 1947 she met Rupert Pole and accompanied him on a cross-country trip from New York to Los Angeles, with stops in New Orleans and Taos. She spent the next several years living in New York and Los Angeles, continuing to write in her diary and establishing herself in the creative community of Los Angeles. She took up permanent residence in Los Angeles in 1961. The publication of the first volume of her diary in 1966 brought Nin world-wide attention. The diaries were subsequently published in 7 volumes, 1966-1980. Unexpurgated volumes were published following the death of Hugh Guiler in 1985. Nin died in Los Angeles in 1977.

From the guide to the Anaïs Nin Papers, ca. 1910-1977, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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