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Thursday 28th May, 8pm

Reading: Delta of Venus by Anais Nin

For the next meeting of the Erotic Book Club hosted by Robin and Fanny we will be reading Delta of Venus by Anais Nin. This is a collection of short stories. Start reading Artists and Models and if you have time then read the others too.

‘I shall call myself the madam of a house of literary prostitution, the madam for a group of hungry writers who were turning out erotica for sale to a ‘collector’. I was the first to write….’

The collection of short stories that makes up this anthology was written during the 1940s for a private client known simply as ‘Collector’. This ‘Collector’ commissioned Nin, along with other now well-known writers (including Henry Miller), to produce erotic fiction for his private consumption. Despite being told to leave poetic language aside and concentrate on graphic, sexually explicit scenarios, Nin was able to give these stories a literary flourish and a layer of images and ideas beyond the pornographic.

If you would like to order a copy of the book contact Conor at

Written by bökship

May 19, 2009 at 10:08 pm

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