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Delta of Venus (original 1977; edition 2004)

by Anais Nin

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Title:Delta of Venus
Authors:Anais Nin
Info:Harvest Books (2004), Paperback, 320 pages
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Delta of Venus by Anaïs Nin (1977)

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this book should come with trigger warnings for genital mutilation, paedophilia, incest, and gang rape -- among other things, i'd wager, only i didn't get that far.

this isn't erotic in the slightest. don't even start with milestones and breakthroughs in literature and art. if i'm in the mood for something like this book's contents, my time will be better spent watching tentacle porn.

call me rattigan's aunt edna, i don't give a damn.

still interested in her journals. ( )
  cupocofe | Jul 25, 2014 |
very disappointed in this book. child porn and child molesters and pedofiles within the first few chapters really turned me off. ( )
  kakadoo202 | Jul 3, 2014 |
Sensual and sultry, I feel that I need to read some French feminists and then give this book a second close reading. It's amazing erotica, but I suspect there's so much more to it... ( )
  50MinuteMermaid | Nov 14, 2013 |
Starting this 'review' by saying, that I will not rate this book, despite that I read it. Why not? Well, for this reason: it wouldn't be fair.
I took it home with me from a BookCrossing meeting, only because it is on the 1001 BTRBYD-list and I wanted to tick one off again. I dislike romance books, let alone erotica like this.
I do not have any book to compare it to, can't 'judge' if it is good or bad, just say that I did not like it and I was not really interested in what I was reading. To be fair to the book, I'll leave it at that.
I just hope it'll be travelling on soon.
  BoekenTrol71 | Oct 1, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Anaïs Ninprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Commengé, BéatriceTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lokka, PirkkoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mörling, MikaelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0156029030, Paperback)

An extraordinarily rich and exotic collection from the mistress of erotic writing

 

In Delta of Venus, Anais Nin pens a lush, magical world where the characters of her imagination possess the most universal of desires and exceptional of talents. Among these provocative stories, a Hungarian adventurer seduces wealthy women then vanishes with their money; a veiled woman selects strangers from a chic restaurant for private trysts; and a Parisian hatmaker named Mathilde leaves her husband for the opium dens of Peru.

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In Delta of Venus Anais Nin penned a lush, magical world where the characters of her imagination possess the most universal of desires and exceptional of talents. Among these provocative stories, a Hungarian adventurer seduces wealthy women then vanishes with their money; a veiled woman selects strangers from a chic restaurant for private trysts; and a Parisian hatmaker named Mathilde leaves her husband for the opium dens of Peru. This is an extraordinarily rich and exotic collection from the master of erotic writing.… (more)

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