Anaïs Nin's Narratives

Anaïs Nin's Narratives

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"A timely, intelligent, and stimulating exploration of Ana#65533;s Nin, the writer."--Gunther Stuhlmann, editor, Ana#65533;s: An International Journal

"The first study to place Ana#65533;s Nin in the tradition of literary modernism and consider her as a serious, thoughtful constructor of narratives worthy of poststructural analysis. [Contributors] move beyond the traditional focus on her diary to innovative analysis of her published fiction."--Lynette Felber, Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne

Utilizing close readings of Ana#65533;s Nin's novels and shorter narratives--including her erotica, diaries, and prose poem--and covering a full range of her early and late works, this collection examines in depth the narrative elements of her writing in light of current theoretical approaches such as feminist, narratological, psychoanalytical, semiological, and reader-response theories. The discussions raise new issues, suggest thematic possibilities, and ultimately demonstrate how her ground-breaking work actually shifts the boundaries of traditional concepts of narrativity.
Contents
Introduction: Nin's Narrativity, by Anne T. Salvatore
1. Ana#65533;s Nin's "Poetic Porn": Problematizing the Gaze, by Diane Richard-Allerdyce
2. Ana#65533;s Nin's Narrative Dilemma: The Artist as Social Conscience, by Marion Fay
3. Psychoanalyzing Sabina: Ana#65533;s Nin's A Spy in the House of Love as Freudian Fable, by Suzette Henke
4. Sex with Father: The Incest Metaphor in Ana#65533;s Nin, by Ellen G. Friedman
5. Transference, Mourning, and Narrative Recovery in House of Incest , by Diane Richard-Allerdyce
6. "Musique Ancienne": The Ultimate Seduction in "Winter of Artifice," by Sharon Spencer
7. Trying to Tell Her Story: Mothering Scripts and the Counternarrative in Nin's Diary and Cities of the Interior , by Anne T. Salvatore
8. The Artist as Character (or the Character as Artist): Narrative and Consciousness in Ana#65533;s Nin's Collages , by Thomas M. March
9. "Dismaying the Balance": Ana#65533;s Nin's Narrative Modernity, by Philippa Christmass
10. Writing the Mind in the Body: Modernism and #65533;criture F#65533;minine in Ana#65533;s Nin's A Spy in the House of Love and Seduction of the Minotaur , by Maxie Wells
11. Ana#65533;s Nin's Rhizomatic Diary, by Mai Al-Nakib

Anne T. Salvatore, professor of English at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, is the author of Greene and Kierkegaard: The Discourse of Belief and the coeditor of Knowing and Writing: New Perspectives on Classical Questions.

Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2001
ISBN: 9780813021133
0813021138
Branch Call Number: PS3527.I865 Z545 2001
Characteristics: xviii, 290 p. : ports. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Salvatore, Anne T. 1941-

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