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Diary of Anaïs Nin, 1939–1944, The Diaries of Anaïs Nin

The third volume of “one of the most remarkable diaries in the history of letters” (Los Angeles Times).

This candid volume from the renowned diarist covers her years of struggle, and eventual triumph, as an author in America during World War II.

“Transcending mere self-revelation . . . the diary examines human personality with a depth and understanding seldom surpassed since Proust . . . dream and fact are balanced and . . . in their joining lie the elements of masterpiece.” —The Washington Post

“Just one page of Nin’s extraordinary diaries contains more sex, melodrama, fantasies, confessions, and observations than most novels, and reflects much about the human psyche we strive to repress.” —Booklist

Edited and with a preface by Gunther Stuhlmann

Anaïs Nin, Gunther Stuhlmann

Anaïs Nin (1903–1977) was born in Paris and aspired at an early age to be a writer. An influential artist and thinker, she was the author of several novels, short stories, critical studies, a collection of essays, two volumes of erotica, and nine published volumes of her diary.

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