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Cities of the Interior / Anais Nin ; Introd. by Sharon Spencer

Nin, Anais (1903-1977)

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ISBN 10: 0804006652 / ISBN 13: 9780804006651
Published by Chicago : Swallow Press, 1974
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Fine paperback copy. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. ; 589 pages; Description: xx, 589 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Contents: Ladders to fire. --Children of the albatross. --The four-chambered heart. --A spy in the house of love. --Seduction of the minotaur. 1 Kg. 589 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 109333

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Title: Cities of the Interior / Anais Nin ; Introd....

Publisher: Chicago : Swallow Press

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition in this form.

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Ladders to Fire, Children of the Albatross, The Four-Chambered Heart, A Spy in the House of Love, Seduction of the Minotaur. Haunting and hypnotic, these five novels by Anas Nin began in 1946 to appear in quiet succession. Though published separately over the next fifteen years, the five were conceived as a continuous experience-a continuous novel like Proust's, real and flowing as a river. The full impact of Anas Nin's genius is only to be found through reading the novels in context and in succession. They form a rich, luminous tapestry whose overall theme Nin has called "woman at war with herself." Characters, symbols appear and reappear: now one, now another unfolding, gradually revealing, changing, struggling, growing, and Nin had forged an evocative language all her own for the telling. "The diary taught me that there were no neat ends to novels, no neat denouement, no neat synthesis," she explains. "So I began an endless novel, a novel in which the climaxes consisted of discoveries in awareness, each step in awareness becoming a stage in the growth like the layers in trees." Cities of the Interior fulfills a long-time desire on the part of readers, publisher, and Anas Nin herself to reunite the five novels in a single volume.

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"Beautiful, rare novels."

-- Karl Shapiro

"Real and unmistakable genius."

-- Rebecca West

"Beautiful, rare novels."
-- Karl Shapiro

"Real and unmistakable genius."
-- Rebecca West

A prose/poetry dream; a lyrical celebration of the inner life and the images it evokes.
Daniel Stern"

Beautiful, rare novels.
Karl Shapiro"

Real and unmistakable genius.
Rebecca West"

She explores relationships on a level to which few contemporary novelists penetrate.
"The Atlantic""

She wishes to immerse readers in that flow of sensibility and reflection from which human beings distill the significance of what they do and suffer.
"New York Times""

"A prose/poetry dream; a lyrical celebration of the inner life and the images it evokes."
-- Daniel Stern

"Beautiful, rare novels."
-- Karl Shapiro

"Real and unmistakable genius."
-- Rebecca West

"She explores relationships on a level to which few contemporary novelists penetrate."
-- The Atlantic

"She wishes to immerse readers in that flow of sensibility and reflection from which human beings distill the significance of what they do and suffer."
-- New York Times

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