Winter of artifice : three novelettes

by Anai s Nin

Paper Book, 1948





Chicago : Swallow Press, c1948.


Winter of Artifice is a collection of novelettes: 'Stella,' 'Winter of Artifice,' and 'The Voice.'

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LibraryThing member librarianbryan
Mostly consisting of the very psychoanalytic interior monologues, these stories are best when narrative takes a back seat for pure poetry. Though nothing much happens, the lace-like intricacy of the language is to be admired, as well as the crystaline disentaglement of the murky relationships between human psyches. Very sensual and decadent, Nin is an aesthete's dream.… (more)
LibraryThing member dragonflyy419
Winter of Artifice by Anais Nin is a set of three novelettes that explore relationships between woman and lover, woman and father, and patient and therapist. Nin writes eloquently in her stories and goes deep into the intricacies of the imperfections of relationships. The beauty of her language balances the often negative nature of the stories themselves. The prose used in the three stories give each story a haunting and unearthly quality, while exposing some of the deep seeded realities of human nature.

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LibraryThing member MSarki
At times a brilliant piece of work, but not sustained throughout.


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