Paris Revisited. Anais Nin.
Paris Revisited
Paris Revisited
Paris Revisited

Paris Revisited

ISBN: 0912264470
Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1972. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. Inscribed & signed by Anais Nin to Ken & Ann Mikolowski. "The Paris I loved is not dead...There is a festive air, as with all people in love with pleasure. There is a patina of shared lives, through high literary articulateness. Paris is still the capital of intelligence and creativity, enriched by the passage of all the artists in the world." (from pgs. 26-27) A late essay by Anais Nin (1903-1977), the great French-Cuban-American writer most known for her voluminous diaries, daringly explicit erotica & very eventful personal life. Nin had left her beloved city of Paris at the beginning of World War II, settled in the USA, then returned after about three decades, late in her life. Her contemporary impressions & reminiscences are conveyed in this wonderful, compelling essay. This is the first softcover edition, of unknown limitation, an exquisite production which is the third title in the publisher's Yes! Capra Chapbook Series. The colophon indicates that 250 special hardcover copies, numbered & signed by Nin, were published. Though not called for, this copy is hand-inscribed & signed on front endpaper: "Ann and Ken/ with friendship/ (signed) Anais Nin." "Ann and Ken" are the late artist Ann Mikolowski & her husband, poet-professor-publisher Ken Mikolowski, who founded & conducted the legendary Alternative Press in Detroit & later Grindstone City, Michigan. The Press produced many broadsides, chapbooks & myriad ephemera by primary writers of the Beat Generation, Black Mountain & New York Schools, etc.- now rare & sought-after. A most beautiful & desirable Nin collectible from later within her lifetime, & with very distinguished association & provenance. In very fine condition with only lightest rubbing of front, back covers & esp. spine; very light rubbing & a few tiny spots at edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves; otherwise substantially mint. Very Fine. [Item #3202]

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