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Volume 2 - ISBN: 0-9652364-9-8



Karin Finell: The Scheherazade of My Imagination—Recalling Anais Nin
Karl Orend: Parallel Lives of Tenderness and Passion—A glimpse of Anais Nin and Henry Miller
Yoshiho Satake: Body Image in House of Incest
Benjamin Franklin V: Issues Relating to Anais Nin’s The Winter of Artifice
Morton Traub: Painted Ecstasy
Masako Meio: Glimpses of Present-Day Japanese Women
Javant Biarujia: Potential Paradises—Bali and Japan in the final Diary of Anais Nin
Anais Nin: Dances of Love and Desire—From the unpublished diary, 1943
Maria Chekhov: My Friend Lika
Béatrice Commengé: From Saint-Germain-des-Prés to the Acropolis—A Miller odyssey in Paris
Jacques Laÿ: Once Upon a Time in Louveciennes
Jean-Yves Boulic: Anais, Psychoanalysis and the Dream
Thomas March: Anais Nin—A poem
R.G. Kainer: A Night with Anais Nin—A memoir
Tristine Rainer: She is Light, She is Eros—Excerpts from a personal diary on Anais Nin
Reviews and other items of interest: Reviews of Anais Nin: Fictionality and Femininity, Playing a Thousand Roles and Fragments from the Delta of Venus, multimedia and more


JAVANT BIARUJIA is a poet and playwright residing in Australia. He was editor of Nosukumo, a literary press, and is author of two collections of poems.

JEAN-YVES BOULIC, born in Guipavas, France, was a political journalist for Figaro, then Quotidien de Paris and Le Point, and has been political editor for Ouest-France since 1987. He has published various books, including a biography of Charlemagne, and collections of interviews with politicians. His meetings with Anais Nin in Paris during the autumn of 1974 led to his long-lasting interest in her.

MARIA CHEKHOV (1863-1957), was sister to novelist Anton Chekhov, and her memoir Of Days Long Past recalls a wealth of factual material spanning her brother’s life. She also edited six volumes of Chekhov’s collected letters, and was the founder of the Chekhov museum in Yalta.

BÉATRICE COMMENGÉ lives in Paris and is a writer and translator of Anais Nin (especially of the Unexpurgated Diary). She has published several novels, the most recent being Et il ne pleut jamais, naturellment (Gallimard 2003), and biographical essays, including La Danse de Nietzsche and Henry Miller, Ange, Clown, Voyou.

KARIN FINELL, born in Germany, earned her BA and MA degrees in English Literature at UCLA and is the author of several articles in various literary magazines, including her poem “Anais Remembered” in A Café in Space, Vol. 1. She is currently awaiting publication of a memoir, Goodbye to the Mermaids.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN V, longtime Nin bibliographer, is co-founder of Under the Sign of Pisces, the first true periodical centered on the work of Anais Nin. He is currently at work getting Nin’s long-neglected Paris edition of The Winter of Artifice into print again, and his introduction to the book appears in this issue.

NANCY GOBATTO is a PhD candidate in Women's Studies at York University in Toronto. She is currently at work on her dissertation, Reading Across the Divide: Anais Nin: Feminists and Fans, Derision and Devotion.

ROCHELLE G. KAINER is an analytic psychologist and writer living in Washington, DC. She was a Fulbright scholar in St. Petersburg, Russia, working on the forces of history and the creative will of the avant-garde artist Kazimir Malevich, and is currently completing a novel inspired by Anais Nin.

JACQUES LAŸ is an expert on Impressionism and a historian of Louveciennes, France, where he resides. He is co-author, with his wife Monique, of the award-winning Louveciennes Mon Village, a well documented look at the personages and history of the town in which Anais Nin lived during the 1930s.

THOMAS MARCH teaches at New York University and the Brearley School. His article “Keeping the Diary—The art of reflection in a solipsistic age” appeared in A Café in Space, Vol. 1.

MASAKO MEIO (1939-1995) was a Japanese novelist and translator of The Diary of Anais Nin, Vol. 1, into Japanese. Her essay appearing in this issue was written in English and appears in its original form for the first time.

KARL OREND, a leading expert on expatriate Paris and Henry Miller in particular, is an editor for Nexus: The International Henry Miller Journal and the founder of Alyscamps Press. He has been published in TLS, Chronicle of Higher Education, and many other journals, and has written and edited several books. He is currently at work on a Miller biography and a book on honky-tonk musicians in Texas.

TRISTINE RAINER is the Senior Editor of the periodical 1st Person, and heads the Center for Autobiographic Studies. She is at work on a new edition of her book The New Diary, which was originally prefaced by Anais Nin.

YOSHIHO SATAKE, a part-time lecturer at Aoyama Gakuin University and Dokkyo University in Japan, has written on Anais Nin, Virginia Woolf, Shakespeare, and Laurence Sterne. She received her BA and MA from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.

MORTON TRAUB has collected his dreams over a long period of time into the unpublished volume Unfolding Splendor. He shared an interest in Jung with Anais Nin, whom he saw at a lecture in 1969. A letter from Nin inspired the poem appearing in this issue, and the poem in turn inspired an invitation to visit her at her Los Angeles home.

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