ANAIS NIN CHARACTER DICTIONARY
AND INDEX TO DIARY EXCERPTS
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by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN V
Author of: Recollections of Anais Nin: By Her Contemporaries
Anais Nin Character Dictionary and Index to Diary Excerpts by Benjamin Franklin V is an alphabetical list of the name and description of every character Anais Nin used in her published fiction cross-referenced with the title(s) in which the character appears. Includes an index of persons, titles, and places included in every excerpt from Nin’s diary which has appeared elsewhere before publication in book form, including the remaining unpublished diary. A must for anyone studying Nin’s work, and a source of learning and fascination for even the most casual of readers.
What is being said about Anais Nin Character
Dictionary and Index to Diary Excerpts:
Anais Nin wrote in her famous diary about “the labyrinth” of the unconscious. Now, for the first time, Benjamin Franklin V has undergone the gargantuan task of compiling a list of fictional characters created by the writer for whom characters were everything, thus decoding another layer of Nin’s personal labyrinth. Anais Nin Character Dictionary and Index to Diary Excerpts is not only a comprehensive catalogue of information for the Nin fan, but also a portal into her work for the newcomer. It proves that the self-educated high school drop-out (for whom English was her third language) was not only a visionary artist but also a scholar of literature, mythology, and history. The book is an education in itself.
—Kim Krizan, Academy Award-nominated writer of the critically-acclaimed films Before Sunrise and Before Sunset
Anais Nin Character Dictionary and Index to Diary Excerpts is a fantastically full and useful reference book, which is no surprise considering Benjamin Franklin V is today’s premier Nin scholar. The book goes far beyond character identification and describes all of Nin’s fiction publications, whether they are books or submissions to periodicals.
—Duane Schneider, Ph.D, Prof. Emeritus of English, Ohio University
Once again, Benjamin Franklin V has meticulously explored the domain into which too few Nin scholars have entered: the domain of facts. His achievement is a major gift to Nin scholars and to the future of Nin criticism.
—Philip K. Jason, editor of Anais Nin Reader (1973) and The Critical Response to Anais Nin (1996), and author of Anais Nin and Her Critics (1993)
Anais Nin has been fortunate in winning the devotion of some excellent scholars, among the foremost Benjamin Franklin V. His new feat of scholarship untangles the mystifying, interlinking web of repeating characters who appear and disappear in Nin’s fiction. Franklin also indexes those diary entries that, through their complicated publishing history, have become flyaway threads loosed from the body of Nin’s edited Diaries. This book will help readers more easily understand the origin of the repetitions, continuities and discontinuities within Nin’s oeuvre and to distinguish the intentional from the accidental.
—Tristine Rainer, Ph.D., Director, Center for Autobiographic Studies and author of The New Diary and Your Life as Story
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