[ilds] ILDS Digest, Vol 106, Issue 12

Sky Blue Press skybluepress at skybluepress.com
Wed Feb 24 15:10:50 PST 2016


Ken and Bruce, during the Trapeze years (1947-1955) Nin had almost no
contact with Durrell, who, like many of her Paris friends, was estranged
from her by time and distance. However, we shall discover that after Durrell
released Justine (1957), their relationship was rekindled, just and Nin's
and Miller's was after the Tropics were finally unbanned. What results are
visits to Sommiere, much correspondence, affinities, disagreements,
betrayals (in Nin's mind), jealousy, misunderstanding, but an enduring love.
That shall come later.

The New York Times, as mentioned in Australian scholar Jessica Gilbey's fine
article in Café 13, seemed to have a  vendetta against Anais Nin (and
perhaps still does), and they stooped to out-and-out sexism, puritanism, and
blatant nastiness that seemed to be engrained in the culture of the
reviewers, from the 1940s through the 1990s when the unexpurgated diaries
inspired some of the most venomous attacks I've ever seen against an
established writer. The fact they refused to review the most recent diary,
Mirages, is another stone in that mosaic. 

Anyway, I, as editor of the journal, am very pleased with the contents and
the talents of all the writers who contributed, and you can find Ken's
poetry there, the spirit of which fits beautifully with the soul of the
publication. 

Paul

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   2. Re: Nin and Durrell (Bruce Redwine)
   3. Re: Nin and Durrell (Denise Tart & David Green)


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ILDS member Paul Herron?s Ana?s Nin Literary Journal A CAF? IN SPACE 13
arrived in today?s mail, and Lawrence Durrell is mentioned, though in
passing. For more color about Ana?s and Larry (she clearly found him a whole
lot more interesting than Nancy!) the Diary of Ana?s Nin Volume Two
1934-1939 is worth re-reading. She says:  ?Under the golden tanned skin, the
blond hair, the sea-bottom eyes, behind the poetic gestures, mellow and
human, he has found a cataract of words, a universe of nuances, shadows,
quarter tones. Not by way of neurosis did he discover the imagination he
has. He is like a sailor, a mountaineer who has been visited by revelations.
There is a miracle about his creation. He is a bit amazed. He walks the
familiar streets with a vague uneasiness. The wine bottle has become
symbolical. This expresses all he is fighting against. He does not want to
lose the warmth, the flesh, the odor, the reality.?

I guess the main thing that jumped out from Caf? 13 was how vicious the New
York Times has been to Nin for 50 years. When you read it, it?s an
embarrassment. They owe her (and we her fans) a huge apology!

Best - Ken
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From: Bruce Redwine <bredwine1968 at earthlink.net>
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Ken is enthusiastic and convincing.

Paul Herron, your response?


Bruce

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> On Feb 23, 2016, at 6:07 PM, Kennedy Gammage <gammage.kennedy at gmail.com>
wrote:
> 
> ILDS member Paul Herron?s Ana?s Nin Literary Journal A CAF? IN SPACE 13
arrived in today?s mail, and Lawrence Durrell is mentioned, though in
passing. For more color about Ana?s and Larry (she clearly found him a whole
lot more interesting than Nancy!) the Diary of Ana?s Nin Volume Two
1934-1939 is worth re-reading. She says:  ?Under the golden tanned skin, the
blond hair, the sea-bottom eyes, behind the poetic gestures, mellow and
human, he has found a cataract of words, a universe of nuances, shadows,
quarter tones. Not by way of neurosis did he discover the imagination he
has. He is like a sailor, a mountaineer who has been visited by revelations.
There is a miracle about his creation. He is a bit amazed. He walks the
familiar streets with a vague uneasiness. The wine bottle has become
symbolical. This expresses all he is fighting against. He does not want to
lose the warmth, the flesh, the odor, the reality.?
> 
> I guess the main thing that jumped out from Caf? 13 was how vicious the
New York Times has been to Nin for 50 years. When you read it, it?s an
embarrassment. They owe her (and we her fans) a huge apology!
> 
> Best - Ken
> 
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Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2016 15:33:15 +1100
From: Denise Tart & David Green <dtart at bigpond.net.au>
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Subject: Re: [ilds] Nin and Durrell
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Ken,

Nin provides a wonderful and perceptive description of Larry in his
twenties, the emerging writer, the qualities that made him attractive to
many women and an early glimpse of the unease with the world as it is that
would later dog him, not to mention the symbolic bottle that later became a
hogshead. But it also portrays a masculine visceral creator whose
imagination was born of life experience rather that fantasy. Thanks for
sharing Ken.

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> On 24 Feb 2016, at 2:22 PM, Bruce Redwine <bredwine1968 at earthlink.net>
wrote:
> 
> Ken is enthusiastic and convincing.
> 
> Paul Herron, your response?
> 
> 
> Bruce
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Feb 23, 2016, at 6:07 PM, Kennedy Gammage <gammage.kennedy at gmail.com>
wrote:
>> 
>> ILDS member Paul Herron?s Ana?s Nin Literary Journal A CAF? IN SPACE 13
arrived in today?s mail, and Lawrence Durrell is mentioned, though in
passing. For more color about Ana?s and Larry (she clearly found him a whole
lot more interesting than Nancy!) the Diary of Ana?s Nin Volume Two
1934-1939 is worth re-reading. She says:  ?Under the golden tanned skin, the
blond hair, the sea-bottom eyes, behind the poetic gestures, mellow and
human, he has found a cataract of words, a universe of nuances, shadows,
quarter tones. Not by way of neurosis did he discover the imagination he
has. He is like a sailor, a mountaineer who has been visited by revelations.
There is a miracle about his creation. He is a bit amazed. He walks the
familiar streets with a vague uneasiness. The wine bottle has become
symbolical. This expresses all he is fighting against. He does not want to
lose the warmth, the flesh, the odor, the reality.?
>> 
>> I guess the main thing that jumped out from Caf? 13 was how vicious the
New York Times has been to Nin for 50 years. When you read it, it?s an
embarrassment. They owe her (and we her fans) a huge apology!
>> 
>> Best - Ken
>> 
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