HENRY AND JUNE | DELTA OF VENUS by ANAIS NIN￼
The original destroyer. The girl who decided she could. Who didn’t care. And that was the essence of the problem.
Henry and June: who in the crowd, and it is ultimately quite a crowd, can you identify with?
The more you read, the deeper the struggle to acknowledge how seamlessly you become an essential part of her problem.
As the circumstances of her folly slowly inhabit your imagination, it gets very hard to leave the room.
Anais Nin was an enabler who lived by no-ones rules. We are talking about a woman who wrote a very detailed diary in the early years of last century.
That diary was kryptonite, with content that would reverberate through the ages. Here she is, back again, even more welcome into the different shaped rooms of the 21st century.
Liberating and erotic, Anais Nin is unlike any other writer you’re ever likely to read. Be warned.
Ultimately we may not be able to encourage the behaviour. What we do know is that we can certainly celebrate her discovery.
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