Coming Feb 21, 2013:
A Cafe in Space: The Anais Nin Literary Journal, volume 10
Our 10th issue is filled with explosive material about Anais Nin's relationship with Gore Vidal, which has been debated for decades. Vidal charged Nin with being a habitual liar who mischaracterized their relationship, charges he made repeatedly even long after Nin's death in 1977. Kim Krizan has uncovered evidence about the truth of the relationship, and it does not match Vidal's version. An excerpt from the upcoming Mirages: The Unexpurgated Diary of Anais Nin, 1939-1947 (Ohio University Press/Sky Blue Press) describes how Nin and Vidal quickly forged a deepening relationship shortly after meeting. Also in this issue is a graphic novel version of Nin's "Under a Glass Bell," written by Joel Enos and illustrating by Fawn Meng. More than 150 pages of essays, photographs, poetry, reviews, and an index to all 10 volumes of A Cafe in Space. Reserve your copy now by clicking here.
NOTE: Volume 10 is now available in digital format; click here and start reading TODAY.
New from Sky Blue Press
Sky Blue Press has just released Britt Arenander's Anais Nin's Lost World: Paris in Words and Pictures, 1924-1939, on Kindle, which is a guidebook containing information and photos of Anais Nin's and Henry Miller's haunts during their Paris years. Included in the book are vintage images of some of the most famous locales, street maps, and an interactive map that allows one to take a virtual walking tour following Nin's and Miller's footsteps. Any fan of Nin, Miller, or Paris will find this unique book an in-depth and fascinating resource.
Anaïs Nin: The Last Days is a memoir by Barbara Kraft, who spent a great deal of time with her mentor and friend during the last two years of Nin's life. Kraft has done what no biographer, no scholar, no colleague could: capture Nin's indomitable spirit, her refusal to succumb to the disease that ulimately took her life. Kraft's portrayal of Nin and her lover Rupert Pole, who went to superhuman lengths to care for Nin, is done with raw eloquence. An important document of this mysterious time in Nin's life. To read a substantial excerpt from the book, visit The Huffington Post.
The long-awaited next unexpurgated diary of Anais Nin in the series that began with Henry and June, Incest, Fire, and Nearer the Moon. Mirage: The Unexpurgated Diary of Anais Nin, 1939-1947 is a the record of a woman torn from France just as she was coming into her own as a writer and a woman, and thrust into a cold, desolate, and unforgiving America on the brink of war. The voyage Anais Nin traveled during these years can be likened to a trek through the desert where each mirage seems so real and seems to possess what is needed for Nin's very survival, only to dissipate upon reaching it. Anyone who has depicted the sense of loss, vertigo, and desperation in Nin's novels of that period will quickly discover the source of these themes in this incredible diary, which reveals one of the most chaotic and shattering decades in Nin's life. The reader will be taken on a wild ride that speeds from the heights of momentary ecstatic triumphs to the depths of near-suicide and everything in between. Most readers have been led to believe that it was in Paris during the 1930s when Anais Nin developed into what she became, but indeed it was 1940s New York that saw the greatest transformation of all.
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