The Diary of Anais Nin, Volume Five 1947-1955 with: A Photographic Supplement to the Diary of Anais Nin. Anais Nin.
The Diary of Anais Nin, Volume Five 1947-1955 with: A Photographic Supplement to the Diary of Anais Nin
The Diary of Anais Nin, Volume Five 1947-1955 with: A Photographic Supplement to the Diary of Anais Nin
The Diary of Anais Nin, Volume Five 1947-1955 with: A Photographic Supplement to the Diary of Anais Nin
The Diary of Anais Nin, Volume Five 1947-1955 with: A Photographic Supplement to the Diary of Anais Nin

The Diary of Anais Nin, Volume Five 1947-1955 with: A Photographic Supplement to the Diary of Anais Nin

ISBN: 0151255938;0156260
New York, NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1974. First Editions. The Diary of Anais Nin, Vol. 5 inscribed & signed by Anais Nin to Ken & Ann Mikolowski. "The present volume, drawn from the original diaries...extends our total view of the Diary to a period of almost twenty-five years. From this vantage point we can discern the longer lines of growth and development. We can spot more easily the recurring themes- conflicts, conditioned responses, emotional patterns, the lifelong efforts to shake off the past, to create a "livable" present- that make up the essential warp and woof of Anais Nin's luminous tapestry. Beyond the individual event, the biographical fact, the nascent portrait, the captured high moment, the meditation and working notes, emerge deeper motivations, stronger connections." (from Preface by Gunther Stuhlmann) Anais Nin (1903-1977), the great French-Cuban-American writer, is most known for her daringly explicit erotica, very eventful personal life & voluminous diaries that chronicled that life. In this fifth volume which covers a critical mid-life period of eight years (1947-1955), Nin "...is again on the move although she explains that her roots are portable. She succumbs to the languorous appeal of Acapulco, lives for a short time in San Francisco, and then settles near Los Angeles. She returns at intervals to what she calls the more toxic life of New York...Wherever she goes she attracts creative people- writers, artists, composers, film makers." (from front flap) Among those "creative people" are the great American writer James Leo Herlihy (1927-1993), who would go on to write Midnight Cowboy & other classic novels & plays. First edition as stated on copyright page, hardcover in dust jacket. Edited & with preface by longtime Nin associate & promoter Gunther Stuhlmann (1927-2002); & with a section of reproduced photographs taken during this period, including one of Herlihy inscribed by him "For my twin,/ Anais,/ with love-/ Jim." This copy is hand-inscribed & signed by Nin on the front endpaper: "To Ann and Ken/ in mutual love/ of printing/ (signed) Anais Nin." "Ann and Ken" are the late artist Ann Mikolowski & her husband, poet-professor-publisher Ken Mikolowski, who founded & conducted the acclaimed Alternative Press in Detroit & later Grindstone City, Michigan. The Press printed & published many broadsides, chapbooks & myriad ephemera by primary writers of the Beat Generation, Black Mountain & New York Schools, etc. which are all now collectible rarities. This inscription from a great twentieth-century author to the Mikolowskis, with its affectionate reference to a mutual love of printing, is most significant. As a bonus, we include a copy of A Photographic Supplement to The Diaries of Anais Nin, trade format softcover original in sewn binding, first edition/ first printing as indicated on copyright page (An original Harvest book: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich). Published the same year as this volume of the Diaries (1974) & also from the Mikolowskis' collection, this delightful companion volume features images of Nin & famous-notorious co. throughout her life from her childhood through the early 1970s. A highly desirable & collectible version of a key volume of The Diary of Anais Nin, with an enriching bonus item. Hardcover book in very fine condition with only a few very small spot-stains at upper edges of text block & front cover; otherwise virtually mint inside & out. Unclipped dust jacket in fine condition with only mild rubbing & sparse scratching to front, back covers & spine; light wear, tiny bumps & some light, faint creasing at edges & corners of same. Softcover book in fine condition with only mild rubbing, browning, scratching & a few faint creases to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; mild spotting at edges of text block; small vintage Doubleday Bookstore sticker near upper right corner of back cover slightly obscuring the last "N" in "NIN." Interior very fine on quality glossy paper. Very Fine / Fine. [Item #3203]

Price: $200.00

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