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Anaïs Nin: Naked Under the Mask (Anais Nin, Masquée et si nue)



Original Language: French | 336 pp. | Oct. 2013 (reprint)

2 Seas Represents: World Translation Rights.

This book was initially published with Editions Robert Laffont in 1991, and appeared in Germany (Knaus), Holland (Thoth), Denmark (L&R Fakta), Sweden (Forum), Catalonia (Columna), Spain (Espasa), Italy (Longanesi), Slovakia (Ikar), Turkey (Everest), and the UK (Octopus). All rights have reverted and are available again!

Anais Nin’s personality and writings continue to inspire people throughout the world and this new publication at Le Livre de Poche shows how timeless Barillé’s book is.



A tribute to the world’s first female erotic writer

Anaïs Nin was born in France en 1903. It’s her father, disappointed to have a daughter, who chose this ambiguous name. An esthete and perverse pianist, Joaquin Nin abandoned his wife and children ten years later. Teenager haunted by literature then frustrated wife of an Anglo-Saxon banker, an American in Paris, socialite against her will, Anaïs knows only one pleasure: writing. She is thirty years old when she meets Henry Miller. She loves, supports and funds him. Quiet and disturbing, Anaïs! Fanciful and ascetic, elusive and king of a magician… She attracted to her Artaud, Brassaï, Allendy, Rank, Breton, Dureell… Anaïs is a diary. Fifty years of writing, forty-five thousand pages for a long time buried in a Brooklyn basement. From this monumental “confession” Elisabeth Barillé draws a romantic portrait, woven into the very substance of her work, her life.