Anaïs Nin: Delta of Venus: Erotica by Anaïs Nin
- W. H. Allen & Co, paperback edition 1979
- englannin kielinen pokkari, 255 sivua
- Kirjan selkä on vino ja selkämys haalistunut, muuten OK-kunnossa
Delta of Venus is a book of fifteen short stories by Anaïs Nin published posthumously in 1977 — though largely written in the 1940s as erotica for a private collector.
In 1994 a film inspired by the book was directed by Zalman King.
Despite being told to leave poetic language aside and concentrate on graphic, sexually explicit scenarios, Nin was able to give these stories a literary flourish and a layer of images and ideas beyond the pornographic. In her Diary (Oct. 1941), she jokingly referred to herself as "the madam of this snobbish literary house of prostitution, from which vulgarity was excluded".
While using the Kama Sutra and other writings such as those of Krafft-Ebing as models, Nin was very conscious that the languages of male and female sexuality were distinct. Although at times she scorned her erotica, and feared for their impact on her literary reputation, they have subsequently been seen by sex-positive feminists as pioneering work.
hakusanat: eroottiset kertomukset K18 naiset ja seksi seksuaalisuus ja kirjallisuus klassikot naiskirjallisuus
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