AUTHOR: Anais Nin
PUBLISHER: Mariner Books
DATE: 1990 (republished) 1986 (originally published)
Henry and June: The Unexpurgated Diary of Anais Nin (1931-1932)
by Anais Nin
Taken from the original, uncensored journals of Anaïs Nin, Henry and June spans a single year in Nin’s life when she discovers love and torment in one insatiable couple. From late 1931 to the end of 1932, Nin falls in love with Henry Miller’s writing and his wife June’s striking beauty. When June leaves Paris for New York, Henry and Anaïs begin a fiery affair that liberates her sexually and morally, but also undermines her marriage and eventually leads her into psychoanalysis. As she grapples with her own conscience, a single question dominates her thoughts: What will happen when June returns to Paris? An intimate account of one woman’s sexual awakening, Henry and June exposes the pain and pleasure felt by a single person trapped between two loves.
The author Anais Nin explored attraction to men and women throughout her life, and wrote often of female eroticism. Henry and June details her intimate relationship with married couple Henry and June Miller.
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