"Diary Excerpt": Part One (03:34)
Anais Nin reads an excerpt from her diary. When her parents separated, Nin moved to Spain and then the United States. In 1931, she relocated to Paris, bought a press, and started publishing her own books— her infamous diary is over 150 volumes.
"Diary Excerpt": Part Two (02:45)
Nin writes about why she started a diary and her father's desertion. She believes her relationship with Henry Miller saved her.
"Diary Excerpt": Part Three (09:32)
James Macandrew discusses Nin's influences— Antonin Artaud and Miller. Nin reads a journal entry about her relationships with the two men, muses about becoming a dancer, and love of Paris.
"Diary Excerpt": Part Four (05:43)
Nin reads a journal entry aloud about reconnecting with her father when she was an adult. Joaquin Nin was pleased that his children carry many of his preferences and interests.
"Diary Excerpt": Part Five (04:24)
Otto Rank treated Nin. Nin reads a journal entry about her fascination with psychoanalysis and relationship with Miller. Nin continued writing: her journal, "Seduction of the Minotaur," "Under a Glass Bell," "Winter of Artifice," and "Cities of the Interior."
Credits: Anais Nin Reads from Her Diary (02:27)
Credits: Anais Nin Reads from Her Diary
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