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Anais Nin, The Voyage Within Edited by Dr. Eve Jones with a Preface by Dr. Rochelle Lynn Holt
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Publisher:  iUniverse ISBN-10:  0595288308 Type:  Non-Fiction


Copyright:  Jan 1 2003

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This is a compelling biographical study, describing the life of the internationally known writer, Anais Nin.

2003 is the 100th anniversary of Anais Nin's birth!    

"We have to reach a fusion of novel and biography, "Anais Nin said to Maryanne Raphael in her Interview, An Afternoon with Anais Nin, published in Richard Centing's Under the Sign of Pisces and reprinted in Paul Herron's Anais, A Book of Mirrors: "Dealing with the problems of biography stops us somewhere and the fiction liberates us in some way from damaging people. I think we're going to have a perfect fusion, the. psychological truth but fictionalized in such a way that it doesn't do any harm." ******************************


Anais was torn with conflict. She wanted to tell Hugo, "Leave me. I have a greater duty to myself and my writing." But she also wanted to say, "I love you. I am strong enough to bear any burden, any sacrifice for you." On the night of their leave taking, Hugo wounded her deeply. He was so thrilled and excited about his journey, so eager to go to Europe, that it broke her heart. How could he be happy when they were going to be apart for three whole months? Even a week apart was an unbearable torture for her!

Anais missed seeing Rosa's face at the window. When she entered her mother's room where she planned to sleep, she burst into tears. She sank to the floor and lay there sobbing.
Joaquin walked into the room and started crying also. They held each other and sobbed. She felt terrible because she'd come to cheer him up.
Anais helped Joaquin collect their mother's holy medals, rosaries and prayer books for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Losing her mother whom she had so often ignored was even harder than losing her father whom she had idolized.

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Anais Nin, The Voyage Within
Maryanne Raphael's new work, Anais Nin, The Voyage Within, reads like a compelling biographical novel, truthful to the spirit of her complex subject. In the past, a focus on the sensual aspects of this major witer's life resulted in primarily judgmental attitudes to shape a lopsided and skewed portrait of an internationally-known author. As Anais has often said in her Diaries, "No one has loved an adventurous woman as they have loved adventurous men." However, Raphael remains faithful to Nin's basic truths while offering readers literary art akin to a piece of music or a watercolor shifting forms. In The Novel of the Future, Anais Nin wrote, "There is a form of writing that is like the art of music. It can affect us through the senses directly without first appealing to the intellect. Hence, the Diaries, published in her life an dposthumously are semi-autobiographaical works of art, a new genre as later defined in her critical text. "At one time I was very concerned with my faithfulness to the truth..I was trying to create relationships based on a true understanding of the other person. I sought psychological reality which has a logic, a pattern, a consistency of its own."

Raphael's book introduces Nin's work to those who have yet to discover her. The Voyage Within reminds us that the personal life, lived deeply can make a better world for all. "I feel we might be approaching a humanistic era in which differences and inequalities may be resolved without war," Anais hoped for in her essay collection, In Favor of the Sensitive Man.

Many of the original ideas in Nin's creative criticism, The Novel of the Future, have come to pass. "Our language will take on the rythm and tempo of our life. It will be influenced by films and other arts...In future novels, I see a greater liberation of the imagination--a freedom from boundaries parallel to that claimed by science, a freedom from time and from geography.

In my own book, Anais Nin, An Understanding of Her Art, I noted that "We do not question the navigator about her personal life when we sign on for any voyage, but we certainly hope our skillful guide will make the journey worthwhile." Raphael is the superb naviagator of this most worthwhile journey whose time has come. She not only offers us the story of one woman writer's life but reveals how Anais Nin's desire to live as an artist shaped her evolutionary experiences as she became both a complete woman and a successful writer." By Dr. Rochelle Lynn Holt, Rose Shell Press, Author of Anais Nin, An Understanding of Her Art.

Anais! Anais!
Anais Nin was passionately in love with music, writing, dance and most of all people. She spent her entire life trying to understand herself because she believed that was the way to heal the earth and put an end to war. Anais Nin, The Voyage Within makes this beautiful, mysterious woman come alive. When author Maryanne Raphael quotes her as saying, "There are labyrinths with no echoes of other human beings and one no longer knows one is still alive," we understand Nin's dark night of the soul. When Raphael quotes poet Diane Wakoski's description of Anais, "a quiet, elegant lady, beloved for her generosity and delicate style, fascinating because of the life she led and the people she knew, an embodiment of the feminine," we see clearly another of Nin's many personalities. By the time we finish the book we understand why Anais Nin spoke of living many lives."

Helen Kolodny, Award-winning author of Marusha

Self Publishing & World Fame
Anais Nin is an example of a writer whose work was rejected for years until she self published and promoted it and she became world famous. She is an inspiration to writers. Author Maryanne Raphael has captured her creative spirit.

Dan Poynter, The Self-Publishing Manual

Reader Reviews for "Anais Nin, The Voyage Within Edited by Dr. Eve Jones with a Preface by Dr. Rochelle Lynn Holt"

Reviewed by Donald Johnson 6/4/2003
Maryanne Raphael's Anais Nin, The Voyage Within is the story of a woman writer who was in love with all of creation. Maryanne Raphael, who was a friend of the author's says Anais Nin enriched both her writing and her life. When I read the book I could feel the passion of both women. It kept me turning pages.
Reviewed by Dolores Brandon 6/2/2003
For readers unfamiliar with her subject, Maryanne Raphael's biography, Anais Nin, The Voyage Within, is a sensitive, uncomplicated introduction to the life and work of one of the 20th century's most quintessentially feminine artists. For Nin devotees, the biography is a refresher course taking us back through the vast material of the Diaries and novels that enchanted and inspired our love. Raphael dons the shoes of her must to walk readers through the labrynth of Nin's controversial journey in search of true liberation and artistic fulfillment. She accepts Nin entirely on her own terms, balancing the prosaic with the mythic. Thanks to a warm personal relationship with Rupert Pole, Nin's surviving husband and executor o fher estate, Raphael opens up some of the mystery that has hitherto surrounded Nin's relationship to her husbands--an aspect of Nin's life that was never explicitly described in the original Diaries. The result is a multi-dimensional portrait in which Nin's two selves, artist and woman, are fully integrated; Nin the woman who consciously chooses to realize female desire, give form to female imagination is entirely at home with pioneering male artists of her day with whom she stands side by side, never apologizing, never competing, always learning, nurturing, loving as she remains completely focused on birthing a new unabashedly feminine literature. Thank you, Maryanne!

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