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Essential Anais Nin

By: Anais Nin
Narrated by: Anais Nin
Length: 43 mins
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Summary

From her famous diaries, which she began in 1914 at the age of 11, Anais Nin reads passages that reflect the recurring themes of her work. In a slow, clear, heavily accented but hypnotic voice, Nin draws the listener into her spell-binding stories of a highly personal world as she paints a vivid picture of a woman as artist and self. This is an extraordinary, historic, archival, and memorable recording that will speak in a fresh voice to new generations.
©1966, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1974, 1976 Anais Nin (P)1972, 1993, 1998, 2007 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"One of the most remarkable diaries in the history of letters." ( Los Angeles Times)
"Anais Nin was and is perhaps the most interesting, the most perfectly emancipated woman of her world, a very impressive woman in every respect." ( Die Presse, Vienna)
"Sensitive and frank...a unique blend of the poetic and the precise. She charts the human chemistry of her relationships, noting changes, catalysts, fissions...Her diary is a dialogue between flesh and spirit." ( Newsweek)

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  • Victoria
  • 07-01-08

A Gem

As lovely as her words are, her delivery is just as interesting and engrossing. Alternating between a humerous almost-disaster and her own highly stylized feminist manifesto, this is a very satisfying, if short, primer for those unfamiliar with Nin's work and a treat for the already converted. The audio quality is as good as one would expect from source material nearly 40 years old. Highly recommended!

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  • Suramericana
  • 30-06-17

Un error

No me gusto. Lo consegui porque me lo recomendo una amiga, pero ni su estilo ni sus historias para mi valieron la pena ni mi tiempo

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  • Gila
  • 13-05-08

heavy accent hard to understand

I was excited to see this recording listed, but it's difficult to understand with Anais Nin's heavy accent, which means I've not been able to get through it.

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  • James Carl Barsz, MD
  • 19-05-17

Anals Nin

I had never read anything by Anais Nin; I believe I have read all I am going to.

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