Nearer the Moon: From A Journal of Love - The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin

Nearer the Moon: From A Journal of Love - The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin

Anais Nin's diary was her "ultimate confidante," and to it she revealed her private self, her doubts and weaknesses, and the uncensored details about her physical relationships. This discipline of daily writing also helped Nin develop the skills to write her edited diaries and best-selling volumes of erotica. The fourth volume of "A Journal of Love," Nearer the Moon covers the years 1937 through 1939 and continues the story begun in Fire of Nin's "dismemberment by love." She remains torn between three men: Henry Miller, whose detached self-immersion and artistic "impersonality" both attract and repel her; Gonzalo More, a sensitive and attentive but jealous lover who drives her to distraction; and Hugh Guiler, her faithful husband, who provides a calm center for Nin. In addition, a wide circle of family, friends, and admirers makes demands on Nin's time and emotional energy. She is constantly busy helping people - finding apartments and rent money, taking trips to the doctor, encouraging artistic pursuits. And yet, she cannot abandon her writing - the structured world of the writer is her refuge.

Title:Nearer the Moon: From A Journal of Love - The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780151000890
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    Nearer the Moon: From A Journal of Love - The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin Reviews

  • Joan Colby

    Years ago, I admired the expurgated diaries for the oblique and mysterious tone and the poetic description, though even then, I felt the language was frequently overblown. It was also possible to perc...

  • Edward Taylor

    I could not get through this one. I tried after reading Delta of Venus (which I enjoyed) to read some of her diaries (which there are many) and I thought as time went on I would enjoy them a bit more ...

  • Bridgett

    I like her writing style and could relate to some aspects of her experience (like feeling more in the eternal instead of the temporal, unlike most people). Though the way I would describe certain expe...

  • Peggy

    "What a curious, extraordinary woman," said legendary editor Maxwell Perkins after reading Anais Nin's diaries. And that is the case--she is one of a kind. She's a literary temple whore, a married dem...

  • Venessa

    Finally finished the third volume of Nin's unexpurgated diary: are there any more? Of course there are, but I want the erotic ones!! I will resume my reading of her expurgated diaries in the summer, b...

  • Laura

    This is the last, so far published, of the Anaïs Nin's Unexpurgated diaries, edited by her second (bigamous) husband Rupert Pole, after her death and that of nearly everyone else discussed. The inten...

  • Jess

    Whenever I read her diaries, I always find myself diarizing my thoughts in my head as I go through the day. She has such a perceptive, wonderful understanding of thoughts and emotions and it soothes a...

  • Cherie

    A Another fantastic diary of Anais Nin; I got super annoyed at Gonzalo and how the men in her life suck so much from her (money, time, love), but this book is terrific. I love Anais; you easily fall i...

  • Dan

    Anais grows up (a little). Her life is less nutty as she settles in with her two lovers, cold-hearted Henry and Gonzalo the fuck-up. Unfortunately, less nuttiness makes for less compelling reading. I ...

  • Anne

    Years ago I read the expurgated version and really liked it. But that was 35 years ago and and it just didn't age well for me. Seems sort of silly now. Or very self-centered. And too overly dramatic. ...