Stella sat in a small, dark room and watched her own figure acting on the screen.
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
The life on the stage, the life of the legend dovetailed with the daylight, and out of this marriage sparked the great birds of divinity, the eternal moments.
Out of print since 1939, Anais Nin's second work of fiction is republished for the first time in any language. The book consists of three stories: "Djuna," which, because of censorship, was eliminated entirely from subsequent editions of this title, is Nin's first treatment of the Anais Nin-Henry Miller-June Miller triangle, made famous in the unexpurgated diary entitled 'Henry and June,' which came out in 1986. The second novella, "Lilith," is the symbolic rendering of Nin's incestuous affair with her father, Joaquin Nin. "The Voice," the final novella, describes Nin's relationship with a combined character representing her analysts Otto Rank and Rene Allendy, both of whom had sexual relations with her. The Winter of Artifice is a groundbreaking piece of literature, foraying into realms previously untouched by women writers, and after a long absence, is finally available to readers in the USA and UK for the very first time since its publication in France in 1939.
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