Anaïs Nin Evelyn Hinz
- Title: A Woman Speaks: The Lectures, Seminars and Interviews of Anais Nin
- Author: Anaïs Nin Evelyn Hinz
- ISBN: 9780140184723
- Page: 220
- Format: Paperback
In this book Ana s Nin speaks with warmth and urgency on those themes which have always been closest to her relationships, creativity, the struggle for wholeness, the unveiling of woman, the artist as magician, women reconstructing the world, moving from the dream outward, and experiencing our lives to the fullest possible extent.
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I feel at a disadvantage slightly, having not read any of Nins works. Though this is a truly extraordinary book filled with the powerful views of a remarkably gifted woman, I felt like I was missing out due to the fact that I still haven't read any of her Diary yet. Having said that, A Woman Speaks has only reiterated the fact that I really must make every effort possible to acquire it. Her voice reads both warmly and determinedly and resonates with the utmost delicacy. I've never been much of a [...]
A book I've had on the shelves since 2007 when my grandmother passed, I inherited much of her library and this was among it. She used to talk about Nin and Henry Miller's relationship and collected both of their works. I have not yet read Miller and this was my first foray into Nin; I started with this instead of the collection of diaries to determine whether or not it was worth the exploration. The book itself was just as it is described, within are collections of Nin's communications segmented [...]
A very philosophical text with a big emphasis on how society should be. It was published in the 70s so a lot of the content is more relevant to that decade than the present one - but there is still a lot to take away from this today. Nin's personal philosophy comes through but a lot of universal issues are discussed, and not just in relation to women. The emphasis on feminism comes from the significance of the Women's Movement at the time of publication. I think it would have a different title t [...]
This book changed my life. Nin was an extraordinary thinker and she continues to liberate us from limiting/limited thinking. Every time I find myself worrying about my "career" or "what others think," I return to Nin's writings. Such an empowering philosopher, such a bold, warm voice.
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If I could give this more than five stars, I would!
“Your critics accuse you of being romantic, of living in an ivory tower, of being removed from life, and yet you are saying that you are attracted to those novels which resemble biography because they really do get close to life.” The interviewer puts forth to Nin. I’ve never favoured Nin’s writing personally, and here, in multiple interviews, she shows brilliance but with such resounding flash that it often fades (in my taste) into blandness, and banality under the guise of feminism. Ol [...]
Anais Nin was not an unfamiliar name to me as I often come across her quotes on websites I frequently visit. I haven't read any of her works, so it was a pleasant surprise for me to have found this book at a second-hand book stall at my university campus.This book summarizes several of Anais Nin's lectures at colleges around U.S in the 1970s, as well as a concise interview on her work, inspirations and philosophy on art and life itself.Nin talks about her childhood and how she coped with poverty [...]
I think Evelyn Hinz has done an amazing job editing and putting together so many lectures by my beloved author, Anais Nin. I really appreciate her effort to organize them into separate topics, and arrange them in a way resembling an actual lecture, rather than just selecting a few and printing them out. The same has been done to the Q&A section, as I can imagine the same questions were asked frequently. Anais speaks as a woman indeed, but also, more importantly, as a female artist - she desc [...]
This is a really, really amazing and well-rounded compilation of AN's themes and ideas. Each chapter is dedicated to one theme and is made up of the lecture(s) and follow-up Q & A's. Having read three of the journals so far, I found the Q & A's to be especially helpful because they addressed 99% of the same questions I had about her life ie her lifestyle and economic conditions, advantages of being creative in Paris as opposed to a random small town. Everyone should read this, especially [...]
Anais Nin scheint eine interessante Persönlichkeit gewesen zu sein, ihre Ansichten und Theorien waren jedenfalls sehr interessant zu lesen und scheinen immernoch aktuell zu sein, allerdings hat mich der stark repetitive Charakter dieser Zusammenstellung von Vorträgen und Interviews am Ende so genervt, dass ich das Buch nicht zu Ende gelesen habe. Für den Inhalt und die Themen würde ich 5 Sterne vergeben, die Zusammenstellung des Buches verdient nur 2 Sterne.Warum dieses Buch auch den Unterti [...]
Nin was wonderful at making her listeners and readers think outside the box. No wonder she lived such an extraordinary life! What touches me most is her continual plea that we start seeing our lives as creative works -- she really believed all humans were artists, and I agree.
Reflections on art and creation, living with a sense of adventure, society and individuals, and so much more.
Read this book of essays if her diary is too personal for you, or if you loved the diary.
This is a book I would read and reread. She resonates within me.
I just enjoyed this book so much! Reading Anaïs I always feel like I'm having a deep conversation with a good old friend.
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