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Delta Of Venus

Autor: Anais Nin
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141182849
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In Delta of Venus Anaïs 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 love has meaning. Her second volume of erotic writings, Little Birds, is also published by Penguin.

Delta Of Venus

Autor: Anaïs Nin
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
ISBN: 9781579125745
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"Inventive, sophisticated . . . highly elegant naughtiness."-Cosmopolitan In Delta of Venus Anais Nin penned a lush, magical world where the characters of her imagination possess the most universal of desires and exceptional of talents. Among these provocative stories, a Hungarian adventurer seduces wealthy women then vanishes with their money; a veiled woman selects strangers from a chic restaurant for private trysts; and a Parisian hatmaker named Mathilde leaves her husband for the opium dens of Peru. This is an extraordinarily rich and exotic collection from the master of erotic writing. Anais 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.

Fragments From The Delta Of Venus

Autor: Judy Chicago
Publisher: Power House Books
ISBN: 9781576871829
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"Fragments from the Delta of Venus is an amazing collaboration between feminist artist Judy Chicago and Iconic writer Anais Nin, where Chicago's paintings illustrate Nin's most sensual passages from her classic collection of erotic stories.

Letter Perfect

Autor: David Sacks
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307419088
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A fun, lively, and learned excursion into the alphabet—and cultural history. Letters are tangible language. Joining together in endless combinations to actually show speech, letters convey our messages and tell our stories. While we encounter these tiny shapes hundreds of times a day, we take for granted the long, fascinating history behind one of the most fundamental of human inventions: the alphabet. The heart of the book is the 26 fact-filled “biographies” of letters A through Z, each one identifying the letter’s particular significance for modern readers, tracing its development from ancient forms, and discussing its noteworthy role in literature and other media. We learn, for example, why the letter X has a sinister and sexual aura, how B came to signify second best, why the word “mother” in many languages starts with M, and what is the story of O. Packed with information and lavishly illustrated, Letter Perfect is accessible, entertaining, and essential to the appreciation of our own language.

Apprenticed To Venus

Autor: Tristine Rainer
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1628727799
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The memoir of a woman who was mentored by the author of Delta of Venus is a “unique insider’s portrait of a complex, pivotal figure in women’s liberation” (Kirkus Reviews). In 1962, eighteen-year-old Tristine Rainer was sent on an errand to the West Village apartment of the notorious writer Anaïs Nin. The chance meeting would change the course of her life and begin her years as Nin’s protégé and accomplice, keeping her mentor’s many scandalous secrets—including that of her bigamy—even after Nin’s death and the passing of her husbands. As an inexperienced college-bound girl from the San Fernando Valley, Rainer was dazzled by the sophisticated bohemian author and sought her instruction in becoming a woman. Rainer became a fixture of Nin’s inner circle while simultaneously finding her own path through love, lust, and loss. Set in the underground literary worlds of Manhattan and Los Angeles during the sixties and seventies, Rainer recalls her coming of age under the guidance of the infamous Nin: author of the erotic bestseller Delta of Venus, lover to Henry Miller, Parisian diarist, and feminist icon of the sexual revolution. Rainer “blends memoir and imagination in this engaging examination of her relationship with author Anaïs Nin,” an intimate look at both the blessings and risks of the female mentor-protégé relationship and “a fascinating personal journey” (Publishers Weekly).

Love Signs And You

Autor: Skye Alexander
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743476492
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Love Signs and You is the definitive volume of romantic astrology.

Mother Jones Magazine

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Mother Jones is an award-winning national magazine widely respected for its groundbreaking investigative reporting and coverage of sustainability and environmental issues.

Contesting Bodies And Nation In Canadian History

Autor: Patrizia Gentile
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442663162
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From fur coats to nude paintings, and from sports to beauty contests, the body has been central to the literal and figurative fashioning of ourselves as individuals and as a nation. In this first collection on the history of the body in Canada, an interdisciplinary group of scholars explores the multiple ways the body has served as a site of contestation in Canadian history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Showcasing a variety of methodological approaches, Contesting Bodies and Nation in Canadian History includes essays on many themes that engage with the larger historical relationship between the body and nation: medicine and health, fashion and consumer culture, citizenship and work, and more. The contributors reflect on the intersections of bodies with the concept of nationhood, as well as how understandings of the body are historically contingent. The volume is capped off with a critical introductory chapter by the editors on the history of bodies and the development of the body as a category of analysis.