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Diary of Anais Nin, Volume 6: 1955-1966

By Anaïs Nin

Nin maintains her debate at the use of substances as opposed to the artist's mind's eye, portrays many well-known humans within the arts, and recounts her visits to Sweden, the Brussels World's reasonable, Paris, and Venice. "[Nin] seems to be at lifestyles, love, and paintings with a mix of gentility and acuity that's infrequent in modern writing" (John Barkham Reviews). Edited and with a Preface via Gunther Stuhlmann; Index.

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There are numerous tomb designers on that highway. in a single of the home windows was once a marble tombstone engraved: SPITZER. A beehive of pictures, a piece with a disappearing coastline, like Calderón's los angeles Vida Es Sueño. the USA, her nice love—its comedian spirit, its playfulness. She published to me an the US i'll love. "The sea isn't really destructive in the event you sleep below it, now not over it, most sensible position for holding pearls. " that's the place i think Marguerite sleeps. a person requested her: "Do you like childrens? " "Of path i admire them. My youngsters are all of the letters of the alphabet. " She talks in regards to the viewers she may have had. i will be able to good think Henry James desirous about her erudite dialog. "I by no means have something yet synthetic flora in case Proust should still stopover at me. He used to be allergic to clean vegetation. " In honor of Poe, she dusts an previous crammed raven. Irene Rice Pereira gave her, in social gathering of pass over Macintosh, her portray of doves. She loves Dreiser simply because he too used to be a Hoosier. "He is a part of our culture. the center West has a unusual heritage. Indiana had an odd conglomeration of pioneers, upset French idealists, fanatics of Rousseau, refined Europeans, Utopians, individualists. " She additionally loves St. Augustine, Berkeley, Bishop Hume, Laurence Sterne, Blake, Melville and Henry and William James. at some point after conversing I acknowledged: "I'm going again to my submarine international. " Marguerite stated: "Your periscope is displaying. " there's not anything extra really good than a author who creates a whole, well-rounded international, who demonstrates the ability of man's mind's eye to create a brand new planet. Marguerite is a brand new planet. The scientists aren't alert sufficient to planets created via the mind's eye, on which human existence can thrive. Marguerite finds to me an the United States I as soon as knew as a teen-ager, while I ate up Emerson, Poe, Melville, Whitman and the concept that of transcendentalism. whilst I again from Europe, i discovered an the US that appeared to have long past within the other way in literature. Anti-poetic, anti-spirit, anti-metaphysical. My discovery of Marguerite isn't just that of a person yet of the US, the comedian spirit of the United States, the poetic mind's eye of the US. Marguerite believes in doing issues completely. while she pondered suicide at an early age, Werther's age (for she were a toddler orphaned via her mom and dad' divorce whilst she was once three), she studiously labored out a style that can no longer fail, a three-way venture. A teen-ager then, she used to be going to organize a noose, yet earlier than letting herself fall and strangle she was once going to take poison and shrink her wrists. The noose used to be additionally hung from a tree department over a river, in order that she will be guaranteed to drown. to arrange herself, even though, for the departure, she sat all the way down to write a poem, a suicide word for the realm, and by the point the lengthy poem was once written she had skilled the suicide emotionally and it didn't have to be performed. in the event you are so vociferous of their struggle opposed to poetry, allow them to think about for a second a dreamless international comparable to the only depicted by means of the newspapers.

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