Trade Ed. Harper Audio/ Caedmon 2007
CD ISBN 978-0-06-123209-1 $12.95 One CDs
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The French author and critic Anaïs Nin wrote her more important works in English. Long considered of minor significance, her fiction is now gaining critical respect, while her diaries remain widely admired for her insights into the literary figures she rubbed elbows with, particularly her lovers Henry Miller and Antonin Artaud. This brief recording contains excerpts from her 1972 reading of her diaries before an appreciative New York audience. Her charm, vivid style, and intellectual acumen penetrate her heavy accent and inexpert delivery. Her often humorous asides add resonance. This volume is an entertaining footnote to her oeuvres and to the literary history of the previous century. Y.R. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 07]
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