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Henry and June: From a Journal of Love: The Unexpurgated Diary (1931-1932) of Anais Nin by Anais Nin
Henry and June: From a Journal of Love: The Unexpurgated Diary (1931-1932) of Anais Nin

smithjes, February 9, 2009

Love can make you blind, it can also make you self-centered, selfish, and uncontrollable. So is the story of Anais Nin and her number of affairs during 1931-1932. Throughout this diary, Nin is in a constant struggle to understand her feelings toward her husband, her cousin, her lover, and her lover's wife, and she never does get a distinct hold on any of it. The writing is poetic, romantic, and erotically honest without being overly crass. It is quite interesting to listen first hand to a woman's sexual awakening especially in the 1930's; however, it is infuriating to read Nin's disregard for anyone's feelings other than her own. I suppose one can only handle so much personal growth at a time.
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