Apprenticed to Venus : My Secret Life with Anaïs Nin
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 ). Read more...
In 1962, eighteen-year-old Tristine Rainer was sent on an errand to the West Village apartment of the notorious writer Anaïs Nin.
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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. 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 Nin's death and the passing of her husbands.
As an inexperienced college-bound girl from the San Fernando Valley, Rainer was dazzled by the sophisticated bohemian author and sought her instruction in becoming a woman. Rainer became a fixture of Nin'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, Rainer 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.
Rainer "blends memoir and imagination in this engaging examination of her relationship with author Anaïs Nin," an intimate look at both the blessings and risks of the female mentor-protégé relationship and "a fascinating personal journey" (Publishers Weekly).
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- ISBN: 9781628727791
- Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
- Imprint: Arcade Publishing
- Date: July 2017