ANAIS NIN, DELTA OF VENUS
(HARCOURT BRACE JOVANOVICH, 1977) In the 1940s, in desperate need of money, Anais Nin and her friends, among them Henry Miller, began to write erotic fiction for a private collector for a dollar a page.
A great deal of her work, including Delta of Venus
and Little Birds, was published posthumously.
I am that literary fan reading 'Delta of Venus
' and 'The Vagina Monologues' and yet still curious about what these women were up to.
We've come a long way since Anais Nin's Delta of Venus
("I had a feeling that Pandora's box contained the mysteries of woman's sensuality, so different from a man's +and for which man's language was so inadequate.
The book has broken the weekly sales record for an erotic novel surpassing Anais Nin's Delta of Venus
, which sold 510 copies in one week in 2004, according to Nielsen BookScan.
If the most celebrated book of erotic literature in the world, Delta of Venus
by AnaE[macron]s Nin, was written for the practical purpose of paying the author's rent, as Joshi points out, wouldn't an invitation to write on sex plant more seeds of imagination in the writers' mind?
Between the 1986 release of Adrian Lyne's lucrative 9 1/2 Weeks, which King produced and co-wrote, (1) and the 1995 release of the Anais Nin adaptation Delta of Venus, which he directed, the filmmaker made a string of features with elegant production values often financed by Hollywood labels.
In features like Two Moon and Delta of Venus (as well as in many RSD featurettes), this fantasy theme introduces fissures of ambiguity that King's dreamy style only widens.
Thus, in both the RSD serial and feature, voiceovers articulate the diary entries; similarly, in Delta of Venus, they give voice to the heroine's forays into literary erotica.
Go for short stories by female authors, like Mitzi Szereto's Erotic Travel Tales or The Delta Of Venus
by Anais Nin.
The Delta of Venus
(1977) and Little Birds (1979) are books of erotica she wrote in the 1940s.