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Volume 8 -
ISBN-13: 978-0-9774851-7-8



Edited by Paul Herron
Barbara Kraft: Anaïs Nin: The Last Days—A preface and excerpt from a new memoir
Anaïs Nin, Hugh Guiler, and Rupert Pole: Rupert Pole and Hugh Guiler—An unlikely partnership
Ian Hugo: The Making of Bells of Atlantis—A lecture
Harry Kiakis: Memories of Reginald Pole
Paul Herron: Glimpses of Reginald Pole—The dark side of the artist
Sonya Blades: The Feminine Erotic—Écriture féminine in Anaïs Nin’s erotica
Anita Jarczok: Eroticizing Nin, Eroticizing Women—Philip Kaufman’s Henry & June
Satoshi Kanazawa: Multiplying Women—Reflection, repetition and multiplication in the works of Maya Deren and Anaïs Nin
Joel Enos: Anaïs Nin’s “Incest Family”—The distraction of loving the self in others
Kim Krizan: Anaïs Style—The birth of a lifelong passion
Tristine Rainer: The Bohemian and the Football Player—A film treatment on Renate Druks and Ronnie Knox
Dawn Kaczmar: A Tragicomic Fact
Colette Standish: Love
Colette Standish: A Letter
Reviews and other items of interest: Reviews of Michael Phillips’ play Anaïs: An Erotic Evening with Anaïs Nin and Pam Shaffer’s album As We Are; Benjamin Franklin V’s introduction to The Portable Anaïs Nin; internet links; list of digital Nin titles
FRONT COVER: Anaïs Nin; photograph by Marlis Schwieger.
BACK COVER: Reginald Pole.


Sonya Blades, having received degrees in English and History, is currently a graduate instructor of English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she is now working toward her Ph.D. Her primary emphasis is on 20th century Anglophone literature, specifically concerning feminist theory and women’s rhetoric. She is interested in how women use the erotic as a form of subversive writing.

Sarah B. Burghauser is a writer, scholar, and mixed-media artist. She has taught at Oregon State University and California Institute of the Arts, and worked with Semiotext(e) Press in Los Angeles. Recently, she has been awarded fellowships with the Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging Writers Retreat and The MacDowell Colony, and has published in the collection Queer Girls in Class. Currently Sarah is at work on her first book, an autobiographical novel.

Joel Enos is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in Wired and Playboy. He's edited multiple novels and comic books. His Master’s thesis is a study of the fantastical and psychological themes in Anaïs Nin’s fiction and was previously excerpted in Volume 7 of A Café in Space.

Benjamin Franklin V has published books about numerous American authors, including The Other John Adams, 1705-1740 (2003). His most recent book is Research Guide to American Literature: Colonial Literature, 1607-1776 (2010); a history of his radio program, Jazz in Retrospect (1977-1992), is forthcoming. He is a distinguished Professor of English, Emeritus, at the University of South Carolina. He recently donated his collection of Nin material to the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Anita Jarczok is a third-year Ph.D. student at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Her dissertation examines the formation of Anais Nin's literary reputation and the construction of Nin's public persona in the United States. Jarczok's research is funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Dawn Kaczmar, a graduate in Philosophy and French, contributed “Irigaray and Nin Through the Looking Glass to A Café in Space, Vol. 7.

Satoshi Kanazawa is Associate Professor of Comparative Culture at Takasaki University of Commerce, executive director of the Henry Miller Society of Japan, and Editor-In-Chief of its journal, Delta: Studies on Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin and Lawrence Durrell. He has translated some of Miller’s works, including The Colossus of Maroussi and “Un Être Étoilique,” into Japanese. His contribution here is a translated and revised version of an article that appeared in the literary magazine Suisei Tsushin featuring Anaïs Nin. He is currently writing a book on American films.

Harry Kiakis joined the Army at seventeen, and served both in Korea and Japan. He later graduated from Brown University. He and his wife Connie got to know Henry Miller very well, at one point living in his Pacific Palisades house. He kept a 400 page journal of meetings with Miller, which remains mostly unpublished. He currently resides in Laguna Beach, CA.

Kim Krizan is an Academy Award-nominated writer of the films Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. She has a Master’s degree in literature and wrote her thesis on the diaries of Anaïs Nin. Her contribution to A Café in Space, Vol. 7, was “Hugh’s Stand.” Krizan lives in Los Angeles.

Barbara Kraft, author of The Restless Spirit: Journal of a Gemini and a former reporter for Time Magazine, has written and published in a variety of genres including drama, fiction, non-fiction (essays, book reviews), autobiography, poetry, and opera libretti. A registered reader at the Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, her interviews with leading literary figures such as Miller and Ionesco have appeared in journals, such as The Hudson Review, Michigan Quarterly, and The Canadian Theatre Review.

Tristine Rainer was a friend of Anaïs Nin and co-taught a writing class with her for International College, and author of The New Diary (Tarcher/Penguin), updated in 2004, and Your Life as Story (Tarcher/Penguin), 1998. Rainer’s TV movies include Games Mother Never Taught You (CBS), Having It All (ABC), Secrets of a Married Man (NBC) and Forbidden Nights (CBS). She is currently Director of the nonprofit Center for Autobiographic Studies (

Colette Standish is an English painter and photographer living in San Francisco. She graduated from St Martins School of Art, London, and has exhibited extensively throughout Europe and America. She won the 2000 Jessop Photography Prize and has been awarded fellowships in New Mexico, Italy, and Spain. Her work is in many public and private collections, including the Museum of Fine Art in Santa Fe and the late Rupert Pole’s personal art collection. Colette recently published her first art and poetry book, Viaggio: A journey through life.

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