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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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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 |
I haven’t read Anais Nin before and thought as she is an important literary voice of the 20th century, that I ought to familiarise myself with her work. But I’m not sure I can continue reading these stories, they are a desolate landscape; utterly bleak, completely brutal, I’m just not coping. If I read any more I may actually need therapy. I thought Anais Nin might perhaps be a modern risqué version of Colette or a female DH Lawrence, but I find instead the most horrific, sad, terrible material.

So far, Nin has written about incest, gang rape, pedophilia and mutilation in almost clinical prose. I’m glad I read her preface where she explains that she wrote these stories under financial duress for an anonymous client who specifically requested stories about sex with no love and no poetry. She thinks however that in spite of that, the stories do contain a feminine voice buried within them. I believe that to be true and perhaps Nin is subversively (within this context of commissioned stories) highlighting the terrible things that can happen to the human psyche when you remove love, attachment and poetry from desire. Whilst I respect Nin as a writer, I just don’t want to spend any more time in this disturbing world.

This book is not for the faint-hearted or the overly sensitive and is definitely not for me. But for those who are more robust and curious…well, sure…see what you think. It has a kind of beautiful darkness. ( )
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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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