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Incest: From a Journal of Love: The Unexpurgated Diary of Anais Nin - Anais Nin

London: Peter Owen, 1993, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with nicks to the top edge of the upper panel. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Biographical Notes by Gunther Stuhlmann;

From the cover: “Incest reveals secrets so shocking that they were suppressed when Anais Nin began publishing her diaries in 1966.

This volume explores a woman’s love life with rarely equalled candour, subtlety and insight. It deals openly with Nin’s sexual relationships, and unsparingly with their complex psychological consequences.

The material, from A Journal of Love, could not be published in Nin’s lifetime for fear of offending the living. With the publication of Henry and June, the world learned about Nin’s scandalous affair with both Henry Miller and his wife, June. Now, for the first time, Nin tells of regular incest with her father Joaquin Nin, a famous pianist; her simultaneous relationships with her husband, the analysts Otto Rank and Rene Allendy, and the writer Antonin Artaud; of her love for her homosexual cousin Eduardo, and her desire for Ana Maria, another cousin.

A forerunner of the modern feminist movement, Nin always claimed the same freedom to explore sexual and emotional desires that men have traditionally enjoyed. This unexpurgated book is her record of that erotic freedom. Incest unveils an Anais Nin without masks and secrets, yet in the end still mysterious, perhaps inexplicable.”


Foreword or introduction by Rupert Pole. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Purple boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 418 pages.
£34.00