"Not Anne Frank, but the other one with diaries"

Anaïs Nin (pronounced 'ahna EESE neen,') has shown up more than once at the reference desk lately, and, of course, I had never heard of her before. But I started to wonder why we had so many of her published journals in the catalog and decided I was missing out on something.

Um, er...yes. I was. ;)

Not only is she well known for the diaries (that she started keeping when she was 11 years old), she is also famous for her erotica, her lovers, (her first husband was Hugh Guiler, should one ever need that information) and her views on feminine identity.

Salon.com makes an audio file of her reading in 1972 available on their website.

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