Who is Anais Nin

Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell (February 21, 1903 – January 14, 1977; , French: [ana.is nin]) was a French-born American diarist, essayist, novelist, and writer of short stories and erotica. Born to Cuban parents in France, Nin was the daughter of the composer Joaquín Nin and the classically trained singer Rosa Culmell. Nin spent her early years in Spain and Cuba, about sixteen years in Paris (1924–1940), and the remaining half of her life in the United States, where she became an established author.

Nin wrote journals prolifically from age eleven 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 marriages to Hugh Parker Guiler and Ru...
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Manomayakosha: "if what proust says is true, that happiness is the absence of fever, them i will never know happiness. for i am possessed by a fever for knowledge, experience, and creation." - anais nin
Manomayakosha: “the artist is the only one who knows that the world is a subjective creation, that there is a choice to be made, a selection of elements. it is a materialization, an incarnation of his inner world." — anaïs nin
Moseshawk: "each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive; it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” – anaïs nin
Jamelcook1: “and the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – anaïs nin
Stephen_groner: life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. anais nin
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Sorrows Of The Moon
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Tonight the moon dreams in a deeper languidness,
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As on a crest above her silken avalanche,
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And sees a pallid vision everywhere she-d glance,
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