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Apprenticed to Venus : My Secret Life with Anaïs Nin
by Tristine Rainer


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The memoir of a woman who was mentored by the author of Delta of Venus is a "unique insider's portrait of a complex, pivotal figure in women's liberation" ( Kirkus Reviews ).

In 1962, eighteen-year-old Tristine Rainer was sent on an errand to the West Village apartment of the notorious writer Anaïs Nin.  Read more...


 
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Overview

The memoir of a woman who was mentored by the author of Delta of Venus is a "unique insider's portrait of a complex, pivotal figure in women's liberation" (Kirkus Reviews).

In 1962, eighteen-year-old Tristine Rainer was sent on an errand to the West Village apartment of the notorious writer Anaïs Nin. The chance meeting would change the course of her life and begin her years as Nin's protégé and accomplice, keeping her mentor's many scandalous secrets—including that of her bigamy—even after Anaïs Nin's death and the passing of her husbands.

As an inexperienced college-bound girl from the San Fernando Valley, Tristine was dazzled by the sophisticated bohemian author and sought her instruction in becoming a woman. Tristine became a fixture of Anaïs's inner circle while simultaneously finding her own path through love, lust, and loss.

Set in the underground literary worlds of Manhattan and Los Angeles during the sixties and seventies, Tristine recalls her coming of age under the guidance of the infamous Nin: author of the erotic bestseller Delta of Venus, lover to Henry Miller, Parisian diarist, and feminist icon of the sexual revolution.

In this intimate look at both the blessings and risks of the female mentor-protégé relationship, Tristine Rainer "blends memoir and imagination in this engaging examination of her relationship with author Anaïs Nin" in "a fascinating personal journey" (Publishers Weekly).


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  • ISBN: 9781628727791
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Imprint: Arcade Publishing
  • Date: July 2017
 
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