Sunday, April 19, 2015

Delta of Venus - Erotica by Anais Nin

The "Delta of Venus" is a collection of stories all linked together. The collection was published after Anais Nin's death in 1977.

The stories re all linked starting with the character "The Baron" ending with "Marcel".

Anais's writing is not that of soft fantasies, some of the stories are dark even cruel in nature. The stories of  Delta of Venus were written for a collector who told her to "Leave out the poetry". I don't see that having been done here. The Delta of Venus is the first bit of her writing that I had actually read and I am in love with the woman and her writing. It has something that a lot of writers seem to lack in modern erotica.

The preface of the collection is selections from The Diary of Anais Nin, Volume III  detailing the time period in which the stories were written and the circumstances, which seemed unfavorable at best.

Published by Tess Press

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