Anaïs Nin

1903 (Neuilly, France) – 1977 (Los Angeles)

Nin, Miller and Barker wrote pornography for quick money. She had a passionate affair with Miller, the two joining with Durrell to attempt to publish their own work, Miller however hijacking her printing press. Durrell and more improbably her friends Artaud and Vidal were among her listed lovers (Nin the diarist was a great blurrer of the truth, and separation of fact and fiction in her life is an ongoing issue: her relations with Miller’s wife are notably uncertain). She underwent therapy with Rank, who passed patients on to her and was another lover, and appeared in films by her friends Anger and Deren.

Anaïs Nin knew…