Anaïs Nin

American writer, 1903-1977

"Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell, known professionally as Anaïs Nin was a French-Cuban American diarist, essayist, novelist, and writer of short stories and erotica. Nin spent her early years in Spain and Cuba, about sixteen years in Paris (1924–1940), and the remaining half of her life in the United States, where she became an established author. Her journals, many of which were published during her lifetime, detail her private thoughts and personal relationships. Much of her work, including the collections of erotica ""Delta of Venus"" and ""Little Birds"", was published posthumously amid renewed critical interest in her life and work."

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Nin, Anaïs

American author (1903-1977). Autograph letter signed ("Anaïs"). New York. 1½pp. 8vo. With autogr. envelope. On her personal letterhead.
$ 1,406 / 1.200 € (54338)

To Samuel S. Goldberg, an attorney and friend of Nin and Henry Miller: "I believe we both had the same idea at the same tie and your plan is perfectly agreeable to me. I had been waiting eagerly for the Gotham to order more books and intended you to receive the full check…I will have 100 books delivered immediately anyway. [...]".

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Nin, Anaïs

amer. Schriftstellerin (1903-1977). Eigenh. Brief mit Unterschrift. Los Angeles. 4to. 1 2/3 pp. Gedr. Briefkopf. Mit Kuvert.
$ 879 / 750 € (81739)

An den belgischen Maler Jean Stevo (1914-1974): „[…] You are my only link with surrealism now – which I have never renounced. I will soon send you books of no interest (just fragments from all my books) except for the Preface by Anna Balakian (1915-1997), who has taught surrealism all these years at University of New York. […]“ Beiliegt: 1 Brief an von Nin an Samuel Goldberg: „I would like to know what you thought of Volume II - send me a few words anyway and also wheather you heard from Miss Steloff and the reader - as I can’t write to her and ask since I am not supposed to know.“

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Nin, Anaïs

Autograph letter signed ("Anaïs").
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To Samuel S. Goldberg, an attorney and friend of Nin and Henry Miller: "I wanted you to know the intimate truth underlying the question of the Press as you know the truth about all my life. It is a deeper issue at stake than appears on the surface, a question of liberation and conquering a problem which has consumed the greater part of my energy wastefully, - the until now unmastered art of facing reality and the perpetually harassing economic problem - As my analyst said today: if this happens I am free to do greater things. And who knows but what our freedoms are linked and may interact on one another? Anyway - it's a grave turning point - either I ascend from the dreamer's utter incapacity to cope with simple reality - and free myself and conquer with a push from you - or I fail and continue to fritter away my energy as other writers did in the past and present on the daily battle. This is a battle you have won because you have a sense of reality in this realm. Perhaps I may help you to win your battle with your dreams, about which I know a great deal. Sam, this is no trivial matter, but a turning point and for me a deep liberation. I hope it will come from you primarily because I feel you understand my life and my work and are participating in it. I want you to be conscious of the change in me and to have confidence in me. The first Press, as it was done was a dream, and not soundly constructed. Even though I produced 2 beautiful books, as it was, it could not survive. But meanwhile as you know, I awakened. Do you see what I mean? Since then, you must believe me, since the day you laughed at my price quotations, I have learned about machines, about prices, about the necessity of a commercial basis so that the dreams can take shape. Let it be you who will create this as well as use it, if it frees me of stifling burdens and opens a road surely it must bring much back to you. You know, Sam, that among the givers, of which I have been one, and you another, what is given is always a fecund exchange. The takers do not know of this - They take. But in our case I feel that what you do for me will be for you too because I am aware and conscious of its meaning. This push I gave others when I was able to, I believe now I know how to use it for its very best [...]".