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Anaïs Nin on the Elusive Nature of Joy
Anaïs Nin on the Elusive Nature of Joy

“There are so many joys, but I have only known the ones that come like a miracle, touching everything with light.”

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Anaïs Nin on Writing, the Future of the Novel, and How Keeping a Diary Enhances Creativity: Wisdom from a Rare 1947 Chapbook
Anaïs Nin on Writing, the Future of the Novel, and How Keeping a Diary Enhances Creativity: Wisdom from a Rare 1947 Chapbook

“It is in the moments of emotional crisis that human beings reveal themselves most accurately.”

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France Is Free: Anaïs Nin and Ernest Hemingway on the Liberation of Paris, August 19, 1944
France Is Free: Anaïs Nin and Ernest Hemingway on the Liberation of Paris, August 19, 1944

“One is stunned before catastrophe, one is stunned by happiness, by peace, by the knowledge of millions of people free from pain and death.”

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In Pursuit of the Extraordinary: Anaïs Nin Reads from Her Famous Diaries
In Pursuit of the Extraordinary: Anaïs Nin Reads from Her Famous Diaries

“Ordinary life does not interest me. I seek only the high moments. … I want to be a writer who reminds others that these moments exist.”

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Famous Writers on New York: Timeless Private Reflections from Diaries, Letters & Personal Essays
Famous Writers on New York: Timeless Private Reflections from Diaries, Letters & Personal Essays

Mark Twain, Susan Sontag, Simone de Beauvoir, E. B. White, Washington Irving, Anaïs Nin, Italo Calvino, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Joyce Carol Oates, and more.

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How Inviting the Unknown Helps Us Know Life More Richly
How Inviting the Unknown Helps Us Know Life More Richly

“The unknown was my encyclopedia. The unnamed was my science and progress.”

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