Uncategorized February 20, She grew up in France and spent time in Spain and Cuba, but lived most of her life in the United States. It was here that she established herself as an author. When the couple moved to Paris she took an interest in writing professionally. Her first published work was a critical exploration of D. Lawrence, which she wrote in only 16 days.
My mentor, Anaïs Nin
Famous Women in History: Anais Nin
Colleges and universities all over the country invited her to speak, accept awards, and attend celebrations in her honor. I had thought she would limit her public exposure given the risks, but she leapt to it with the same abandon and repertoire of tricks that had kept her aloft on her illegal trapeze for over a decade. She was finally, and within her lifetime, recognized for what she had intuitively known from childhood: that she was the foremost diarist of the twentieth century. She now had money from her royalties to pay for her coast-to-coast flights, as well as a lecture agent who booked appearances for her alternately on either coast. What a relief for her to have this help with the trapeze! Hugo made few demands on her because he was now completely dependent on her financially, while Rupert leapt to play the handsome young consort to her elegant priestess. Since I was getting my PhD in English literature at UCLA, my new assignment was to legitimize her published Diaries and novels within the university, for while the coeds of America celebrated her, the academic establishment still held her in contempt.
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Her research interests include contemporary American literature, popular culture, feminism and popular music. She has published widely on contemporary and twentieth century literature and culture. Since then, her cultural star has been on the wane, although her name surfaces occasionally in unexpected places: on the name of a perfume bottle, or as an exemplar for communication in the digital age, as in this recent think-piece for The Guardian. Certainly, you would be hard-pushed to find anyone in quarters such as the New York Times literary pages who would think of Nin as dangerous.
Nin spent her early years in Spain and Cuba, about sixteen years in Paris — , and the remaining half of her life in the United States, where she became an established author. Beginning at age eleven, Nin wrote journals prolifically for six decades and even up until her death. Her journals, many of which were published during her lifetime, detail her private thoughts and personal relationships. Her journals also describe her marriage to Hugh Parker Guiler and marriage to Rupert Pole , in addition to her numerous affairs, including those with psychoanalyst Otto Rank and writer Henry Miller , both of whom profoundly influenced Nin and her writing.