who wins the golden apple?

The Delta of Venus  by Anais Nin (271 pgs) 2006 ed, originally published 1977

More erotica from Nin, consisting of a dozen or so loosely connected vignettes.  The intro, setting her writing in its historical context, was interesting.  In pre-WWII Paris, Nin and her struggling artist friends sold erotica to support themselves.  This collection has a little bit of everything: orgies, lesbians, pedophilia, and incest as well as more straight-forward fare.  Her frank handling of sexuality is stunning and Nin never fails at titilation.


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