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No Dream-Laden Adolescent: Anaïs Nin Meets Young Gore Vidal, 1945
No Dream-Laden Adolescent: Anaïs Nin Meets Young Gore Vidal, 1945

“Like all writers, he dreams of total acceptance, unanimous love. A dream.”

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Anaïs Nin on Self-Publishing, the Magic of Letterpress, and the Joy of Handcraft
Anaïs Nin on Self-Publishing, the Magic of Letterpress, and the Joy of Handcraft

“You pit your faculties against concrete problems. The victories are concrete, definable, touchable.”

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Anaïs Nin on Why Understanding the Individual is the Key to Understanding Mass Movements
Anaïs Nin on Why Understanding the Individual is the Key to Understanding Mass Movements

“Every individual is representative of the whole, a symptom, and should be intimately understood.”

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Anaïs Nin on Paris vs. New York, 1939
Anaïs Nin on Paris vs. New York, 1939

“The ivory tower of the artist may be the only stronghold left for human values, cultural treasures, man’s cult of beauty.”

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Why Emotional Excess is Essential to Writing and Creativity
Why Emotional Excess is Essential to Writing and Creativity

“Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terrors, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them.”

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What Makes a Great City: Anaïs Nin on the Poetics of New York
What Makes a Great City: Anaïs Nin on the Poetics of New York

“Just bring your own contents, and you create a sparkle of the highest power.”

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Anaïs Nin on Life, Hand-Lettered by Artist Lisa Congdon
Anaïs Nin on Life, Hand-Lettered by Artist Lisa Congdon

“You live out the confusions until they become clear.”

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