Anaïs Nin

Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell (February 21, 1903 – January 14, 1977) (/ˌænaɪˈiːs ˈniːn/,[1] French: [ nin]), was a French-Cuban-American diarist, essayist, novelist and writer of short stories and erotica.

Born to Cuban parents in France, Nin was the daughter of the composer Joaquín Nin and the classically trained singer Rosa Culmell. Nin spent her early years in Spain and Cuba, about sixteen years in Paris (1924–1940), and the remaining half of her life in the United States, where she became an established author.

Nin wrote journals prolifically from age eleven until her death. Her journals, many of which were published during her lifetime, detail her private thoughts and personal relationships.

Her journals also describe her marriages to Hugh Parker Guiler and Rupert Pole, in addition to her numerous affairs, including those with psychoanalyst Otto Rank and writer Henry Miller, both of whom profoundly influenced Nin and her writing.

Anaïs Nin.” Wikipedia, . Accessed 5 Mar. 2022.

The Anais Nin Foundation

Anais Nin is the author of seventeen published volumes of the Diary, short stories, novels, critical studies, a collection of essays and two volumes of erotica. Born in Paris in 1903 of parents who were both musicians, Anais aspired early on to be a writer.

The 1990 film Henry and June starred Maria de Medeiros as Anais Nin and Uma Therman as Henry Miller’s wife June was based on her unexpurgated diary from 1931 – 1932.

Henry & June (1990)

Uma Thurman and Maria de Medeiros in Henry & June (1990)

Ordinary life does not interest me.

Anais Nin

Anaïs Nin. 1998 documentary on the author and sexual adventurer.

The documentary is entitled ‘A Spy in the House of Love’ after her 1954 novel. Nin is discussed by her friends, her biographer, her literary colleagues and …


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