Little Birds: Erotica by Anais Nin (146 pgs) 1979
I’ve heard Anais Nin referenced for years, especially for her multivolume diaries, but never read any of her work. Plus- coolest name ever. Color me curious. Little Birds is a collection of erotic short stories. There were a couple of border-line pedophilia stories (very young teens) that were disturbing, but overall the stories were interesting. Nin is a solid writer with a masterful grasp of connotation. This is something I always notice- if an author is able feed the tone of the story with the emotive power of unrelated words, I’m a fan. It’s impressive to think she was writing these stories when a woman writing erotica was unheard of.