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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Mariner Books; Reprint edition (February 2, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0156029030
  • ISBN-13: 978-0156029032
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,629 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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PRAISE FOR DELTA OF VENUS
"A joyous display of the erotic imagination."
-The New York Times Book Review
"Inventive, sophisticated . . . highly elegant naughtiness."-Cosmopolitan


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Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) was born in Paris and aspired at an early age to be a writer. An influential artist and thinker, she wrote primarily fiction until 1964, when her last novel, Collages, was published. She wrote The House of Incest, a prose-poem (1936), three novellas collected in The Winter of Artifice (1939), short stories collected in Under a Glass Bell (1944), and a five-volume continuous novel consisting of Ladders to Fire (1946), Children of the Albatross (1947), The Four-Chambered Heart (1950), A Spy in the House of Love (1954), and Seduction of the Minotaur (1961). These novels were collected as Cities of the Interior (1974). She gained commercial and critical success with the publication of the first volume of her diary (1966); to date, fifteen diary volumes have been published. Her most commercially successful books were her erotica published as Delta of Venus (1977) and Little Birds (1979). Today, her books are appearing digitally, most notably The Portable Anaïs Nin (2011).

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91 of 100 people found the following review helpful By Lance C. Panzer on August 9, 2000
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Delta of Venus joyously explores the art of human sexuality. Anais Nin's writing style is at once lyrical and straightforward. While she leaves no doubt in the reader's mind just what is going on, her countless love scenes are imbued with so much warmth and dignity that one could scarcely find them offensive. But most importantly, Anais understood that sex is nothing without emotion, and it's the emotions of her myriad characters that cause the reader to turn happily florid with every page. She understood that while sex is not to be taken lightly, it's certainly not something to be restrained, either. Lastly, of all the locales depicted in this collection of stories, she lends a special affection to Paris. I suspect that of all of Anais' lovers, the City of Light was the dearest to her heart, to wit: "At five I always felt shivers of sensuality, shared with the sensual Paris. As soon as the light faded, it seemed to me that every woman I saw was running to meet her lover, that every man was running to meet his mistress." and "But we were enjoying an orgasm, as couples do in doorways and under bridges at night all over Paris."
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61 of 71 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 25, 1999
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This is the first of Nin's works I have read. I had no idea erotica could be so exciting! I had always been turned off by it because it seems very male-centered and raunchy. Nin manages to be sensual without being crude. Her feminine style makes the text sexier. I'm definately going to read her other works. A must read for any woman.
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Amazonian on July 25, 2013
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Apparently, Nin wrote this for a client who didn't want it to be written in a sensual ,poetic form. I thought this book was going to be sexy and steamy like the title. I was so far from it. The first story talks about a father who rapes his two daughters then rapes his son in his sleep. A girl is made to have oral sex from a dog by her husband. A gay couple, a man gets raped not enjoying the sex from his partner. A man finds a dead woman by the water and has sex with it. An exotic man makes a woman not take a shower for several days and then keeps her underwear and smells it. There was just so much bizarre situations. This book did not get better. I was so disturbed. It was so dry. I gave this horrid book away. It's so creepy.

Just stop. It's so just- no.
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30 of 37 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 15, 1999
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Looking for erotica that is not too far over the edge into bizarre? Although the language in the book is quaint due to the era in which it was written, it is still lushly erotic and perfect for reading to your significant other. Nin's writing style draws the reader into a private world of erotic pleasures, with detailed yet tasteful descriptions of wonderfully sensual scenes.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Chris Nickerson on March 13, 2013
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I only got through 3 of the short stories here, but they we all sex crimes...I was looking for erotica and instead I got some disgusting stories about sexual abuse...I couldn't continue, so maybe the other stories changed, but I wasn't willing to read anymore to find out. If I was looking for this kind of content, I'd just watch law and order special victims unit. Lame.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Ashley Franck on April 23, 2014
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I only read the seller's description for this book, I will be sure to read the customer reviews in the future. The seller description left out incest, rape, pedophilia and bestiality. Definitely not something your casual erotica reader is expecting, especially one with such a name that suggests feminist writing. Contrary to some of these reviews, there's nothing liberating about child molestation or marital rape. I am far from a prude, but this book has more gag inducing scenes than erotic ones. Consider yourselves warned.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. Customer on June 3, 2001
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Nowadays, we use the terms "erotica" and "pornography" interchangeably, with "erotica" having a slightly more positive connotation. It is interesting to note that "erotica" is derived from the name of the Greek god of love, Eros, while "pornography" is derived from a Greek word "pornos" that means "on the slave market" or "sold on the slave market." Hence, the higher quality, more artistic, more noble works of titillation are described as erotic. This book, Delta of Venus, defines erotic. There are some passgaes in it that read like music, others that are so subtle, and yet they all arouse the senses and cast an erotic veil around the reader. This book is a feast for the senses. If you want to be turned on, buy this book. If you are seeking the blow-by-blow of Penthouse Letters, go somewhere else.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Tilcia on May 4, 2001
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I own a copy of a second/third edition of this book...I inherited it from my mother years ago and it is a well written, stunning book of stories covering a wide range of eroticism. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading and rereading this book over the years. I have even read it to some of my guy friends and they are just amazed at the writing that this book contains. They have all gone out and purchased their own copy. Nothing in this book offended me as it is made to convey synopsis in time and what rivets us as human "beings"...we all think things but this book tells of it.
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