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June 7, 2013

Nin, Miller, Venus

Anais Nin

Anais Nin

On this day in 1977, Anais Nin’s Delta of Venus was posthumously published; also on this day in 1980, Henry Miller died. Delta of Venus was originally written as Nin’s contribution to the dollar-a-page pornography that she, Miller and others contracted to write for an anonymous client in the 1940s, although Miller soon gave the job up. His Venus came later — less posthumous, and about as real.

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