Henry and june anais nin book

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Henry and June : Anais Nin :

The source of a major motion picture from Universal. Preface by Rupert Pole; Index. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. Requests for permission to make copies of any part of the work should be submitted online at www. Reprinted by permission of Harcourt, Inc. Grateful acknowledgment is made to Jean Sherman for her skillful translation of the passages in French.
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Henry and June From A Journal of Love The Unexpurgated Diary of Anais Nin 1931 1932

Henry and June

Secondly, the Diary volumes for no. To judge by her behavior, quite different. Is one more authentic? Well, that depends. The Anais Nin of Diary 1 comes across as a rather cautious explorer of relationships.

Subscribe to News Subscribe to Comments. On this day in , Henry and June , the first NC movie, premiered. The only reason I wanted to see it was because of the rating—I had to know what it meant. I knew it was the new X, so there had to be sex, and lots of it. The theatre was mostly empty—I was later to find out that the NC rating killed any chance for a wide audience. Henry and June would never be rated NC today, and I imagine the rating still keeps many from seeing it, which is a shame, in my opinion. I felt the same way I did when I saw the first Star Wars film—like a kid on an adventure.


Please enable JavaScript on your browser to best view this site. Nin is an evocative, poetic writer, if not a particularly substantive one. Henry and June , edited from her journal to focus on Miller and his wife, is beautifully written but, in the end, is devoid of meaning to anyone other than the participants. She obscures the truth of how much she writes. She writes frequently of costumes, makeup, jewelry, nail polish and how one can put them on to create a new self. She writes of not wanting to hurt the soft, weak, emotional Eduardo, but continues her sexual relationship with him until he is bound to be crushed by her sudden decision to end it. She tells Eduardo about Henry, Henry about Hugo, and her psychoanalyst about all of them.

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This, the first of currently five volumes of unexpurgated diaries, concentrates on her passionate involvement with the writer Henry Miller and his wife June Miller. It is noteworthy that Nin's source material —her diaries —was able to spawn two dramatically different narratives about the same time period, both widely read and praised. The expurgated diary reveals Nin the philosopher and amateur but astute psychologist. The unexpurgated diary reveals a woman breaking out into wild sexual discovery. It is introduced by her second— bigamous —husband. A film based on the book was released in At the end of , Nin finds herself dissatisfied with being a timid, faithful wife to her banker husband, Hugh Parker Guiler.

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