Saturday, May 12, 2007

Delta of Venus Erotica

by Anais Nin

Quickie recap: A series of short, erotic stories.

Quickie review: Way, way ahead of her time, Nin was perhaps one of the first known female writers of erotica. Paid by a wealthy male at a rate of a dollar per page, he pleaded for her to "leave out the poetry" but an essence of feminity has remained, and years later, it survives as a best seller.

Quickie recommendation: Written for one discerning client, it may not be your cuppa erotica-wise, but historically, and from a feminist point of view, it's fascinating.

3 comments:

Laoch of Chicago said...

That is a lush and beautiful book.

Jay said...

She was a grand lady; I would have liked to have known her.

Joy said...

I do love her erotica, it's
hot yet beautiful without being frilly-girly. I've never been able to get through any of the Diaries, but the erotica? You betcha!