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A Spy in the House of Love

Originally published in book form in 1954, this authoritative edition of Anais Nin's A Spy in the House of Love contains Nin's introduction, character descriptions, publishing history, and an author's chronology.A Spy in the House of Love contains some of Nin's best poetic prose. The main character, Sabina, realizes that she is a composite of many selves, each one seeking identity within relationships with five very different men, and while she seeks to live out each part of herself, she also craves unity, setting the stage for the battle for self-awareness.Consider the following passage, which describes Sabina's encounter with Philip, whom she has met in a nightclub:"The trembling premonitions shaking the hand, the body, made dancing unbearable, waiting unbearable, smoking and talking unbearable. Soon would come the untamable seizure of sensual cannibalism, the joyous epilepsies."They fled from the eyes of the world, the singer's prophetic, harsh, ovarian prologues. Down the rusty bars of ladders to the undergrounds of the night propitious to the first man and woman at the beginning of the world, where there were no words by which to possess each other, no music for serenades, no presents to court with, no tournaments to impress and force a yielding, no secondary instruments, no adornments, necklaces, crowns to subdue, but only one ritual, a joyous, joyous, joyous, joyous impaling of woman on man's sensual mast."Part realism and part fantasy, A Spy in the House of Love achieves a level of writing that is very rare in the English language.

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  • "Spy in the house of love, 1974"@pl
  • "A spy in the house of love"@it
  • "A spy in the house of love"@ja

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  • "Originally published in book form in 1954, this authoritative edition of Anais Nin's A Spy in the House of Love contains Nin's introduction, character descriptions, publishing history, and an author's chronology.A Spy in the House of Love contains some of Nin's best poetic prose. The main character, Sabina, realizes that she is a composite of many selves, each one seeking identity within relationships with five very different men, and while she seeks to live out each part of herself, she also craves unity, setting the stage for the battle for self-awareness.Consider the following passage, which describes Sabina's encounter with Philip, whom she has met in a nightclub:"The trembling premonitions shaking the hand, the body, made dancing unbearable, waiting unbearable, smoking and talking unbearable. Soon would come the untamable seizure of sensual cannibalism, the joyous epilepsies."They fled from the eyes of the world, the singer's prophetic, harsh, ovarian prologues. Down the rusty bars of ladders to the undergrounds of the night propitious to the first man and woman at the beginning of the world, where there were no words by which to possess each other, no music for serenades, no presents to court with, no tournaments to impress and force a yielding, no secondary instruments, no adornments, necklaces, crowns to subdue, but only one ritual, a joyous, joyous, joyous, joyous impaling of woman on man's sensual mast."Part realism and part fantasy, A Spy in the House of Love achieves a level of writing that is very rare in the English language."@en
  • "Een vrouw past zich steeds aan aan haar partner van het moment."
  • "Although Anaïs Nin found in her diaries a profound mode of self-creation and confession, she could not reveal this intimate record of her own experiences during her lifetime. Instead, she turned to fiction, where her stories and novels became artistic "distillations" of her secret diaries. A Spy in the House of Love , whose heroine Sabina is deeply divided between her drive for artistic and sexual expression and social restrictions and self-created inhibitions, echoes Nin's personal struggle with sex, love, and emotional fragmentation. Written when Nin's own life was taut with conflicting loyalties, her protagonist Sabina repeatedly asks herself, can one idulge one's sensual restlessness, the fantasies, the relentless need for adventure without devastating consequences?"
  • "Een jonge vrouw, getrouwd met een rustige, goede, vertrouwde man is zelf onrustig, wil de verschillende facetten van haar wezen ontdekken en gaat hiertoe relaties aan met allerlei andere mannen."
  • "Dans le New York des années 1940, Sabina, une jeune comédienne fragile et névrosée, mène une double vie amoureuse. Après chacune de ses aventures, elle revient vers son mari, car lui seul sait apaiser les tensions qui la traversent."
  • "Beautiful, bored and bourgeoise, Sabina leads a double life inspired by her relentless desire for brief encounters with near-strangers. Fired into faithlessness by a desperate longing for sexual fulfilment, she weaves a sensual web of deceit across New York. But when the secrecy of her affairs becomes too much to bear, Sabina makes a late night phone-call to a stranger from a bar, and begins a confession that captivates the unknown man and soon inspires him to seek her out."
  • "Classic fiction. Sabrina is a firebird blazing through 1950s New York: she is a woman daring to enjoy the sexual licence that men have always known. Weaving a sensual web of deceit as she plays dangerous games of desire, she deliberately avoids commitment, gripped by the pursuit of pleasure for its own sake. In A Spy in the House of Love, Anais Nin's vision of feminine sexuality is expressed with a ferocious dramatic force."
  • "Sabina struggles to cope with her feelings of guilt as she loses herself in a series of different men."@en
  • "Sabina struggles to cope with her feelings of guilt as she loses herself in a series of different men."

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  • "Romans (teksten)"
  • "Tekstuitgave"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Powieść kryminalna amerykańska"@pl
  • "Vertalingen (vorm)"
  • "Erotic fiction"@en
  • "Erotic fiction"
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Erotic stories"
  • "Translations"
  • "Translations"@en
  • "Powieść amerykańska"@pl
  • "Love stories"@en
  • "Love stories"

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  • "Shpion v dome li︠u︡bvi"
  • "Una espia a la casa de l'amor"
  • "Una espia a la casa de l'amor"@es
  • "Ai no ie no supai"
  • "Ai no ie no supai"@ja
  • "Une espionne dans la maison de l'amour : roman"
  • "Kataskopos sto spiti tou erōta"
  • "Una espia a la casa de l'amour"
  • "Spioon : armastuse majas"
  • "Een spion in het huis van liefde : roman"
  • "Uma espia na casa do amor"
  • "Una espía en la casa del amor"
  • "A spy in the house of love : screenplay"
  • "Une espionne dans la maison de l'amour : Les cités intérieures : Roman américain"
  • "愛の家のスパイ"
  • "A Spy in the House of Love"@en
  • "Une espionne dans la maison de l'amour : roman américain"
  • "A spy in the house of love : Illustr. by Ian Hugo"
  • "Vakoilija rakkauden talossa"@fi
  • "Una espia a la casa de l'amor. Traducció de l'anglès per Manuel Carbonell"
  • "Una espia a la casa de l'amor : [novel·la]"
  • "A spy in the house of love"
  • "A spy in the house of love"@en
  • "Una Espía en la casa del amor"
  • "A spy in the hous of love"
  • "Špijun u kući ljubavi"
  • "Una spia nella casa dell'amore"
  • "Una spia nella casa dell'amore"@it
  • "Une Espionne dans la maison de l'amour : ["a Spy in the house of love"], roman américain traduit par Anne Laurel"
  • "Szpieg w domu miłości"@pl
  • "Szpieg w domu miłości"
  • "Spioon armastuse majas"
  • "Een spion in het huis van liefde"
  • "Una Espia a la casa de l'amor"
  • "Une espionne dans la maison de l'amour roman"
  • "Una espia en la casa del amor"@en
  • "Una espia en la casa del amor"@es
  • "A Spy in the house of love"
  • "A spy in the house of love. Illustrations by Ian Hugo"
  • "Una espía en la casa de amor"
  • "Aşk evindeki casus"
  • "A Spy In The House Of Love : Popular Penguins (Popular Penguins)"
  • "Une espionne dans la maison de l'amour"

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