[ilds] Sky Blue Press - Nin's /Winter of Artifice/ on sale

James Gifford james.d.gifford at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 12:36:02 PDT 2011

Hello all,

This comes in from Paul Herron.  I've already ordered several of Sky 
Blue Press's recently discounted titles, and many on this list would 
probably wish to support the production of the Portable Nin reader by 

You might also recall seeing the facsimile of Nin's /Winter of Artifice/ 
on sale during the Paris conference.  It's a very fine production and 
makes a lovely pairing with your first edition copies of /The Black 
Book/ from the Obelisk Press!  The price can't be beat...


Subject: Re: ILDS Digest, Vol 53, Issue 11
From: "Sky Blue Press" <skybluepress at skybluepress.com>
Date: 12:17 PM
To: <ilds at lists.uvic.ca>

Dear Durrellians:

One of the three books in the Villa Seurat Series, printed originally by 
Obelisk Press in Paris, is Anais Nin's 'The Winter of Artifice,' which 
was funded by Lawrence Durrell in 1939. The book was banned from 
English-speaking countries and its distribution in France was doomed by 
war and the death of Jack Kahane, the publisher. When Nin came back to 
America, she gutted the book, eliminating one story ("Djuna," which was 
the fictional version of the Henry/June/Anais triangle, and was 
personally edited by Henry Miller--which is obvious when one reads it) 
entirely and "sanitizing" the others. A facsimile of the original 
edition was made available in 2007 as a hardcover, and is being offered 
for sale right now for $5.99 plus shipping.

I'm letting you know about this title because it is an important part of 
literary history. You can see this and related books at 

Best regards and amities,
Paul Herron

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