Anaïs Nin [epub or Pdf] Delta of Venus

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Ovocative 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. A kaleidescopic array of tantalizing erotica An epidemic of erotic journals that s indispensable to the most insatiable of sex aficionados It is the best of its type no doubt this may be the bible of this literary black sheep genre It smolders it uickens the pulse even if you re gay even if you re a prude even if you believe that this is not your cup a tea The charm of this experiment or seeing of sexual experience from a woman s point of view lies in its Russian Nesting dolls plot in which stories are found inside stories within stories and characters artists mostly are met their fates follow divergent paths of sexual contest of sexual victory Tabooserotic proclivities include disguises underwear exhibitionism rape almost rape homosexuality bisexuality unfaithfulness incest necrophilia bestiality child pornography But this is not within the parameters of Sade Park No It s classy it s dreamy it s lush in a league all its own Powerfully provocative evocative because it s at once hilarious heartbreaking REAL

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Delta of Venus

Parisian hatmaker named Mathilde leaves her husband for the opium dens of Peru Delta of Venus is an extraordinarily rich and exotic collection from the master of erotic writin. Tricky oneIs there any way to write well about sex Too much metaphor and the words themselves are destroyed in an orgy of filth too little and it can become cold and clinical The issues of gender politics the fluidity of sexuality and sexual identity and different sexual kinks also come into play It s a fine tightrope to balance on And it disturbed me early on with the mention of children oh God this better not be anything like 120 Days of Sodom thankfully not what follows are deeply engaging chronicles of interconnected sexual episodes which I have to say took me by surprise as to just how explicit they were I was expecting lines like he fondled her breasts or he gently stroked her inner thighs whilst gazing into her eyes yes there are indeed lines along these lines two thirds of the time though it s mostly pornographic in detail which I won t go into detail on I am sure we are all old enough to get the pictureNin the madam of a house of literary prostitution in the 1940s was commissioned to write by an anonymous collector who demanded that she leave out the poetry of sex Thankfully Nin ignored him and her stories contain a strong sense of the poetic mixed with the sensual especially highlighted by her emphasis on the exotic both in character and locale another thing that surprised me was the fact just how well she wrote it s dirty but always engaging This enabled Nin to present a sexual freedom which was incredibly forward looking for the time and especially revolutionary from a female perspective Even now reading this in the 21st century still shocked me at it s content While the characters and their situations are fun and enjoyable it only really worked for me on the longer stories giving of a chance to take the characters in and Nin fills here and there with moments of pathos and yearning which are saved mainly for the second half of the book The final episode which deals with war breaking out and the dream coming to an end even has a Fitzgerald like uality which definitely outshines what went beforehand It s a bit over 200 pages in length but still felt overly long maybe down to the fact it did have a repetitive nature the word Penis seemed to get mentioned about a million times The last third I felt it s strongest pointFor me a three star read but when writing of sex at least the book did feature five star orgasms

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In Delta of Venus Anaïs Nin penned a lush magical world where the characters of her imagination possess the most universal of desires and exceptional of talents Among these pr. I was first introduced to Anais Nin by my boyfriend who bought me a first edition of Little Birds on Valentines Day a couple of years ago I was surprised to discover that it wasn t raunchy or esoteric at all but very accessible very beautiful and naturally very sensual At an estate sale recently I came across Delta of Venus and picked it up partly out of interest in Nin s writing and partly because it was a vintage book and I love vintage books Delta of Venus is far sexier than Little Birds to be sure but the beauty of Nin is that no matter how racy she gets it s never distasteful or off putting like a lot of erotica can be just for the sake of shock value Nin s erotica is sensual not only because of the sex that the characters are engaging in but because the entire time you re reading you re reminded that Nin was writing in the 1930s when sex was relatively freer than the puritanical decades before but not nearly as free as the sex we know and are numb to today Thus there s an inherent tension created from the restraint of the characters as they toe the line of social decorum taboos and what waswasn t acceptable sexually at the time as well as attempt to understand and temper or most often indulge their lust and experimental curiosities Nin s erotica isn t dirty or depraved at allrather it s beautifully written imbued with surprising insights and psychology and best of all is written from a woman s perspectiveand not in an in your face I m an empowered sexual female hear me roar kind of way There s something for everyone hereunless you like your erotica to be of the Hustler ilk Ew None of that here I highly recommend any of Nin s work if you re at all curious about erotica or even you re notyou ll like it I promise


10 thoughts on “Delta of Venus

  1. says:

    I was first introduced to Anais Nin by my boyfriend who bought me a first edition of Little Birds on Valentines Day a couple of years ago I was surprised to discover that it wasn't raunchy or esoteric at all but

  2. says:

    I was rereading bits of this last night after seeing several one or two star reviews of it pop up in my feed recently And scanning through some of the other GR reviews here there's a lot of people objecting that it's ‘icky’ –

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    355Let's get one thing straight This is erotica Erotica erotica erotica erotica erotica You know that phenomenon when you say somethi

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    This collection forces you to examine your pre conceived notions of erotica at least I did If you think you'll start reading this all respectable in your best readerly librarian's glasses then a few pages in change into something comfortable and finish in dire need of the coldest shower ever you're probably wrong There's something for ever

  5. says:

    WowI mean I had never heard of this until recently when I had been dared to read it and yes I knew that I was getting into h

  6. says:

    A kaleidescopic array of tantalizing erotica An epidemic of erotic journals that's indispensable to the most insatiable of sex aficionados It is the best of its type; no doubt this may be the bible of this literary black sheep genre It smolders it uickens the pulse even if you're gay even if you're a prude even if you be

  7. says:

    Tricky oneIs there any way to write well about sex? Too much metaphor and the words themselves are destroyed in an orgy of filth too little and it can become cold and clinical The issues of gender politics the fluidity of sexuality and sexual identity and different sexual kinks also come into play It’s a fine tightrope to balance

  8. says:

    I think you have to be a little on the sick and twisted to get off on this book Well parts of it Here are some examples of the icky ickiness A

  9. says:

    A broke Anais Nin wrote porn at a dollar a page for an unknown collector who kept telling her to write less literary crap of the in and out Which infuriated her because she thought he was destroying everything interesting about sex Which is b

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    AUTHOR WEBCAM Hi there my name’s Anais what’s yours? Oh er hi Anais My name’s Pau Manny My name is Manny Hi Manny How are you tonight? Oh I'm fine thank you Er you have a great laptop there Why thank you It’s a Lenovo Ideapad Do you think it looks cute? Ohyes You should see the things I can do with it Mm hmmm What would you like to se