These diaries are captivating - I had associated Anais Nin with risque erotic writing, but she is so much more than this - such a rare, sensitive, perceptive style of writing, and such intelligent and lucid observations of people, of psychology, of interpersonal nuances, and creativity. A rich inner life, and way ahead of her time.
Reading her words on page stunned, truly. So lush. Such an incredible exploration of the internal life of Woman, of the sensual life, of the writer's life.
I encourage you to read all the volumes, as well as Nin's other work, to get a fuller understanding - but don't stop there! You MUST also then read Henry Miller's works, and then one of the books that includes their correspondence. Simply amazing.