Apprenticed To Venus

Apprenticed To Venus

My Secret Life With Anaïs Nin

eBook - 2017
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A Revealing Look at the Mentorship-and Manipulation-of Anas̐ Nin. In 1962, eighteen-year-old Tristine Rainer was sent on an errand to Anas̐ Nin's West Village apartment. The chance meeting would change the course of her life and begin her years as Anas̐' accomplice, keeping her mentor's confidences-including that of her bigamy-even after Anas̐ Nin's death and the passing of her husbands, until now. Set in the underground literary worlds of Manhattan and Los Angeles during the sixties and seventies, Tristine charts her coming of age under the guidance of the infamous Anas̐ Nin: author of the erotic bestseller Delta of Venus, lover to Henry Miller, Parisian diarist, and feminist icon of the sexual revolution. As an inexperienced college-bound girl from the San Fernando Valley, Tristine was dazzled by the sophisticated bohemian author and sought her instruction in becoming a woman. Tristine became a fixture of Anas̐' inner circle, implicated in the mysterious author's daring intrigues-while simultaneously finding her own path through love, lust, and loss. Apprenticed to Venus brings to life a seductive and entertaining character -the pioneer whose mantra was, "A woman has as much right to pleasure as a man!" An intimate look at the intricacies-and risks-of the female mentor-protǧ ̌relationship, Tristine Rainer's Apprenticed to Venus stories her deep friendship, for good or ill, with a pivotal historical figure.
Publisher: Made available through hoopla
[United States]:, Arcade Publishing ,, 2017
ISBN: 9781628727791
1628727799
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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