Title: Waste of Timelessness and Other Early ...
Publisher: Magic Circle Press, Weston
Publication Date: 1977
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition.
A Near Fine copy with a previous owner name on flyleaf in a Near Fine dust jacket. This volume collects 16 early stories which precede all of Nin's major published works. Written when Anaïs Nin was in her twenties and living in Louveciennes, France, these stories contain many elements that will delight her readers: details remembered from childhood, of life in Paris, the cafés, theatres; characters including dancers, artists, writers, women who devote themselves to their work and visions as well as romance, strangers met in the night; themes such as the scruples of lovers, the search for brilliant, imaginative living; the writer’s experimentation with exotic words like "sybaritic" and "violaceous". In the craft of these stories readers are treated to a deft sense of humor, ironic wit, much conversation as well as ecstatic prose, and surprise endings. Throughout all, the Nin personality shines, a wonderful mixture of feeling and rationality, of vulnerability and strength. Bookseller Inventory # 24885
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