Anaïs Nin: Naked Under the Mask
Original title: Anais Nin, Masquée et si nue
- 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.