Mirages : the Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin 1939-1947

Mirages : the Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin 1939-1947

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Mirages opens at the dawn of World War II, when An̐as Nin fled Paris, where she lived for fifteen years with her husband, banker Hugh Guiler, and ends in 1947 when she meets the man who would be the One, the lover who would satisfy her insatiable hunger for connection. In the middle looms a period Nin describes as hell, during which she experiences a kind of erotic madness, a delirium that fuels her search for love. As a child suffering abandonment by her father, An̐as wrote, Close your eyes to the ugly things, and, against a horrifying backdrop of war and death, Nin combats the worlds darkness with her own search for light.
Mirages collects, for the first time, the story that was cut from all of Nins other published diaries, particularly volumes 3 and 4 of The Diary of An̐as Nin, which cover the same time period. It is the long-awaited successor to the previous unexpurgated diaries Henry and June, Incest, Fire, and Nearer the Moon. Mirages answers the questions Nin readers have been asking for decades: What led to the demise of Nins love affair with Henry Miller? Just how troubled was her marriage to Hugh Guiler? What is the story behind Nins children, the effeminate young men she seemed to collect at will? Mirages is a deeply personal story of heartbreak, despair, desperation, carnage, and deep mourning, but it is also one of courage, persistence, evolution, and redemption that reaches beyond the personal to the universal.
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Swallow Press / Ohio University Press, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780804011464
Branch Call Number: 818x NIN NIN
Characteristics: xiii, 415 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Herron, Paul - Editor
Notes: Includes index


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