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House of Incest

Narrated by: Sofia Willingham
Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Originally published in 1936, this is Anaïs Nin's first work of fiction. But unlike her diaries and erotica, House of Incest does not detail the author's relationships with her famous lovers, nor does it contain graphic depiction of sex. Rather, it is a surrealistic look within the narrator's subconscious mind as she attempts to escape from a dream in which she is trapped, or in Nin's words, as she attempts to escape from "the woman's season in hell." Nin's usage of the word "incest" in this case is metaphorical, not literal. In other words, in this book the word "incest" describes a selfish love where one can appreciate in another only that which is similar to oneself.

©1936, 2016 Anais Nin Foundation (P)2018 Talking Book

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  • Brian Richman
  • 04-05-2018

Anais finally in audio!!

I absolutely love that Nin's work is finally being made available in audio. I really enjoyed this, and the narrator did a fantastic job as well.

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  • Gordy
  • 30-04-2018

Anais Nin at her best

Such a weird, incredible work. Sofia Willingham has Anais Nin down. She's really incredible. Can't wait for more of this. TWO THUMBS UP!

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  • Kris
  • 30-04-2018

Brilliant!

The reading by Sofia really blew me away. Anais Nin never fails to amaze. Definitely need to get this if you're a fan of her work or trying her out for the first time.