logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
Anaïs Nin
Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) was born in Paris and aspired at an early age to be a writer. An influential artist and thinker, she wrote primarily fiction until 1964, when her last novel, Collages, was published. She wrote The House of Incest, a prose-poem (1936), three novellas collected in The Winter... show more



Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) was born in Paris and aspired at an early age to be a writer. An influential artist and thinker, she wrote primarily fiction until 1964, when her last novel, Collages, was published. She wrote The House of Incest, a prose-poem (1936), three novellas collected in The Winter of Artifice (1939), short stories collected in Under a Glass Bell (1944), and a five-volume continuous novel consisting of Ladders to Fire (1946), Children of the Albatross (1947), The Four-Chambered Heart (1950), A Spy in the House of Love (1954), and Seduction of the Minotaur (1961). These novels were collected as Cities of the Interior (1974). She gained commercial and critical success with the publication of the first volume of her diary (1966); to date, fifteen diary volumes have been published. Her most commercially successful books were her erotica published as Delta of Venus (1977) and Little Birds (1979). Today, her books are appearing digitally, most notably The Portable Anaïs Nin (2011).

show less
Birth date: February 21, 1903
Died: January 14, 1977
Anaïs Nin's Books
Recently added on shelves
Anaïs Nin's readers
Share this Author
Community Reviews
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it 11 months ago
I have such mixed feelings on this collection. Here's the thing: Nin can actually write a really hot erotic scene. However, she can also write a really messed up disturbing scene, and those two things often get stirred together in these stories. I think she hit Kink Bingo in this collection. There i...
Words, Words, Words
Words, Words, Words rated it 1 year ago
I've spent months with the writings of Anaïs Nin collected in this book, reading much as she might have written them, at night in the hours winding down to sleep a page or two at a time. The writings come from her diaries, written in 1931 and 1932 when she came to know June Miller and her husband, t...
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it 2 years ago
Around the Year Reading Challenge Item #8: A Classic Book with Less than 200 PagesI don't remember what made me want to read this book in the first place; I just remember having a vague sense about 10 years ago that I should read some Anais Nin. So, now I have!And I'm not quite sure what to make of ...
M Sarki
M Sarki rated it 3 years ago
At times a brilliant piece of work, but not sustained throughout.
M Sarki
M Sarki rated it 3 years ago
Marguerite Young said she loved this book the most of any written by Anaïs Nin. It was the literary form Nin had said she wanted to achieve in her writing most of all, but not at all what she is famous for. The text rambles much as the work of Young does, and the characters are just as eccentric a...
see community reviews
Need help?