Delta of Venus


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As influential and revelatory in its day as Fifty Shades of Grey is now, Anais Nin's Delta of Venus is a groundbreaking anthology of erotic short stories, published in Penguin Modern Classics In Delta of Venus Anais Nin conjures up a glittering cascade of sexual encounters. Creating her own 'language of the senses', she explores an area that was previously the domain of male writers and brings to it her own unique perceptions. Her vibrant and impassioned prose evokes the essence of female sexuality in a world where only ...

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Maighread M

Nov 27, 2014

Sub-tonal Erotica

The stories in this book were commissioned by a bookseller for a 'friend'. Henry Miller was friendly with the bookseller, but never met the 'friend', who wanted raw erotica, minus subtleties and poetic description. Anas Nin paid bills from the proceeds, but subtly rebelled against the stipulations and gives us some poetic descriptions, particularly in the last story. Interesting psychologically and historically.

Shani P

Dec 26, 2013

Tickled fantasy

Anais Nin's work is truly legendary. She's a pioneer in the fantastical world of eroticism.

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