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Fire - From “A Journal of Love”: The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin 1934–1937 - cover

Fire - From “A Journal of Love”: The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin 1934–1937

Anaïs Nin

Publisher: Mariner Books

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The renowned diarist continues the story begun in Henry and June and Incest.   Drawing from the author’s original, uncensored journals, Fire follows Anaïs Nin’s journey as she attempts to liberate herself sexually, artistically, and emotionally. While referring to her relationships with psychoanalyst Otto Rank and author Henry Miller, as well as a new lover, the Peruvian Gonzalo Moré, she also reveals that her most passionate and enduring affair is with writing itself.  

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