Little Birds - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)Anais Nin (author)
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Sensuous and provocative, Anais Nin’s notorious erotic short story collection has profound things to say about sexuality and the human condition.
Anais Nin's Little Birds is published in Penguin Modern Classics.
Anais Nin's second volume of erotic short stories after Delta of Venus, Little Birds is broader in scope, encompassing the entire breadth of human sensuality. Each of the 13 stories captures a moment of pure desire, in all its complexity and paradoxical simplicity.
Anais Nin (1903-77), born in Paris, was the daughter of a Franco-Danish singer and a Cuban pianist. Her first book - a defence of D. H. Lawrence - was published in the 1930s. Her prose poem, House of Incest (1936) was followed by the collection of three novellas, collected as Winter of Artifice (1939). In the 1940s she began to write erotica for an anonymous client, and these pieces are collected in Delta of Venus and Little Birds (both published posthumously). During her later years Anais Nin lectured frequently at universities throughout the USA, in 1974 and was elected to the United States National Institute of Arts and Letters.
If you enjoyed Little Birds, you might like Nin's Delta of Venus, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.
'One of the most extraordinary and unconventional writers of this century'
The New York Times Book Review
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 112 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 8 mm
'[It is] so distinct an advance in the depiction of female sensuality that I felt, on reading it, enormous gratitude.' - Alice Walker
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