By Suzanne Nalbantian

This ebook of essays is the 1st to probe Anaïs Nin's achievements as a literary artist. the gathering analyzes the literary options of Nin of their psychoanalytical and stylistic dimensions. individuals scrutinize Nin's artistry, opting for her designated modernist options and her poetic vision.

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She wanted no part of alreadytraced paths. I suspect that she preferred to roam through the stacks rather than to consult the index cards, or computer printouts, in an orderly fashion. She welcomed and deeply appreciated those of her friends who discussed her work and life. After all, they were her first supporters. Nevertheless, she was uncomfortable when they got too close. She mistrusted categories, labels, fixed signs of any kind. Her basic dislike of criticism was essentially a dislike of anything disciplined, orderly or organized.

Apart from the family, you knew her best of all, more profoundly, more completely, more faithfully. There are, of course, Mother's letters. Thorvald will never give up his secrets. I have striven and will continue to strive to give mine. There remains only you who can complete the picture from behind the mirror. It isn't a question of biographical data such as has been amassed by Evelyn Hinz. It isn't a question of the senile remarks by Eduardo or the self-centered ones by Henry Miller. That sort of information can be computerized and no computer is ever going to make a complete portrait of Anai:s as she was.

Incidentally, this temporary solution troubled her for more than one reason. She writes that in order to attract Rank, she would write lies in her journal and that in ceasing to do so, she might not have been as fascinating to him. It was years later in A Spy in the House of Love that Nin, disillusioned as she had become with male psychiatry, transformed the psychiatrist, perhaps out of revenge, into a mechanical device. It has been noted specifically by such critics as Philip Jason and Sharon Spencer that the Lie Detector represents Otto Rank.

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