The Diary of Anaïs Nin


Author: Anaïs Nin

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547543638

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 348

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The third volume of “one of the most remarkable diaries in the history of letters” (Los Angeles Times). This candid volume from the renowned diarist covers her years of struggle, and eventual triumph, as an author in America during World War II. “Transcending mere self-revelation . . . the diary examines human personality with a depth and understanding seldom surpassed since Proust . . . dream and fact are balanced and . . . in their joining lie the elements of masterpiece.” —The Washington Post “Just one page of Nin’s extraordinary diaries contains more sex, melodrama, fantasies, confessions, and observations than most novels, and reflects much about the human psyche we strive to repress.” —Booklist Edited and with a preface by Gunther Stuhlmann

The Diary of Anaïs Nin, 1944–1947


Author: Anaïs Nin

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547564015

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 1998


The fourth volume of “one of the most remarkable diaries in the history of letters” (Los Angeles Times). The renowned diarist continues her record of her personal, professional, and artistic life, recounting her experiences in Greenwich Village for several years in the late 1940s, where she defends young writers against the Establishment—and her trip across the country in an old Ford to California and Mexico. “[Nin is] one of the most extraordinary and unconventional writers of [the twentieth] century.” —The New York Times Book Review Edited and with a preface by Gunther Stuhlmann

Collected Letters, 1944-1967

Author: Neal Cassady

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101177330

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 512

View: 6952


“Dave Moore's work on this collection is simply awesome.... It should become and remain the definitive reference book for Beat scholars forever.” —Carolyn Cassady Neal Cassady is best remembered today as Jack Kerouac’s muse and the basis for the character “Dean Moriarty” in Kerouac’s classic On The Road, and as one of Ken Kesey’s merriest of Merry Pranksters, the driver of the psychedelic bus “Further,” immortalized in Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. This collection brings together more than two hundred letters to Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, John Clellon Holmes, and other Beat generation luminaries, as well as correspondence between Neal and his wife, Carolyn. These amazing letters cover Cassady’s life between the ages of 18 and 41 and finish just months before his death in February 1968. Brilliantly edited by Dave Moore, this unique collection presents the “Soul of the Beat Generation” in his own words—sometimes touching and tender, sometimes bawdy and hilarious. Here is the real Neal Cassady—raw and uncut.


Who Am I?

Author: Naida Drew Anderson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 149170764X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 460

View: 953


Naida Drew Anderson’s journey spans nine decades, beginning in the early 1920s. Her story begins on her aunt and uncle’s farm near Belleville, Ontario. Her childhood was clouded by the deaths of her sisters, as well as her mother’s painful struggle with mental illness. Through it all, Naida stood strong, surviving these hardships to come of age at the beginning of World War II. Living near Canada’s largest air force base provided her the opportunity to meet young pilots from all over the world. One handsome American flying ace named Johnny Anderson captured her heart and made her his wife. What followed was a story of love lost and love gained and of Naida’s struggle to find a place in an alien world not of her choosing. All around her, society’s perceptions of women and their roles were ever changing, redefining what women could achieve in the world. Open to possibilities, Naida nurtured romantic notions of life and eventually came to grips with the reality of human existence. People would come and go from her life, each contributing to her experience, her wisdom, her understanding; each helping her to answer the question that defined her journey: Who am I? Daughter, wife, lover, mother, cancer survivor—Naida has worn many titles. Now, comfortable in her retirement, she looks back at the path. Ultimately, it has been a lesson in resilience, living with the consequences of one’s choices, and the value of remaining true to oneself.

Traveling India in the Age of Gandhi

Author: Jeffrey N. Dupée

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761839491

Category: History

Page: 147

View: 8602


Traveling India in the Age of Gandhi is a study of "armchair" travel writers who journeyed to India during what has often been termed the "Age of Gandhi," placed between 1914 1948. Most of the travel writers surveyed understood this era to be a unique time in world history in India and elsewhere on the globe. The lingering trauma of World War I, the rise of radical state ideologies in Russia, Italy, Japan, and Germany, world-wide depression in the 1930s along with a host of other unsettling political, cultural, and technological realities revealed a world of bewildering complexity and uncertainty. For many of the travel writers surveyed in this work, India was the main drama in a shifting global landscape. Moreover, many viewed it as the ultimate travel experience, a journey that tested one's capacity to fully engage the earth's most compelling forms of human diversity and suffering. Although a few notable figures are included, most of the authors in the study constitute a breed of largely forgotten travel writers. This work is an attempt to extract the core of their observations, impressions, and conclusions concerning what they saw and experienced, particularly concerning Indian aspirations for independence and India as the world's most exotic human landscape."

8th AF News

Journal of the Eighth Air Force Historical Society

Author: John H. Woolnough

Publisher: N.A


Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: N.A

View: 9694




Oklahoma Farm Life

Author: Pat Lorett

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1602470227

Category: Fiction

Page: 457

View: 7245


Here is another facet of life experienced by an 8 year old named Pat Lorett and his Grand-Pa, which will set you back into another time called living. Walk with these two on that ole sand hill school quarter as those knocks, licks and experiences put you in the stickers' patches, working dawn till you can't, then doing the chores. Go hunting country style with a coal oil lantern and his ole coon dog, till you are scared speechless, walk the corn rows till your britches are worn thin. Worship with him as he took a pew nap; see the first goose of the season flying away and wonder did he shoot or not. "To-1944" will show you the reason for living, the ole country way.