Delta Of Venus: Erotica by Ana´s Nin

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HarperCollins, Feb 2, 2004 - Fiction - 304 pages
From influential feminist artist and essayist Anais Nin, Delta of Venus is one of the most important works of modern female erotica and "a joyous display of the erotic imagination" (The New York Times Book Review).

Anais Nin pens a lush, magical world where the characters of her imagination possess the most universal of desires and exceptional of talents.

Among these provocative stories, a Hungarian adventurer seduces wealthy women then vanishes with their money; a veiled woman selects strangers from a chic restaurant for private trysts; and a Parisian hatmaker named Mathilde leaves her husband for the opium dens of Peru. This is an extraordinarily rich and exotic collection from a master of erotic writing.

"Inventive, sophisticated . . . highly elegant naughtiness."??—??Cosmopolitan
 

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User Review  - lethalmauve - LibraryThing

Disturbing rather than arousing, the hailed classic erotica Delta of Venus reads like a very long foreplay without reaching any climax. Interspersed with interesting bouts of obsession, violence ... Read full review

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Pfooh... that took me a loooooooong time. To finish this collection of stories, I mean. Wait, no... stories is not the right word. Endless sequence of sex, people talking about sex and people thinking ... Read full review

Contents

The Hungarian Adventurer
Mathilde
The Boarding School
The Ring
Mallorca
Artists and Models
Lilith
Marianne
Elena
The Basque and Bijou
Pierre
Manuel
Linda
Marcel
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Spine

The Veiled Woman

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ANA¤S NIN (1903-1977) was born in Paris and aspired at an early age to be a writer. An influential artist and thinker, she was the author of several novels, short stories, critical studies, a collection of essays, nine published volumes of her Diary, and two volumes of erotica, Delta of Venus and Little Birds.á

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