Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Anais Nin: A Spy in the House of Love.*

thinking of kenneth anger makes me think of anais nin, and vice versa. french-cuban flamenco dancer, diarist, psychoanalyst, speaker, and literary critic, she journaled from age 11 until shortly before her death in 1977, publishing her memoirs, erotica, and short stories. referring to her two simultaneous marriages as her "bicoastal trapeze," her most famous partner in life was henry miller, with whom she lived a beautiful bohemian lifestyle. (she also had a love affair with his wife, june.) full name: Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell. she also appeared in maya deren's "Ritual in Transfigured Time" (1946) and kenneth anger's "Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome" (1954) as Astarte, where she came dressed as her own madness. the queen muse....*


  1. I think you and I should do a mini photo shoot! your the subject and I'm the makeup artist. I'm thinking circa 1900's. I have the perfect big back yard!

  2. elizabeth, your profile is not enabled for viewing so i can't contact you. hit me up.*