Apart from the detailed explicit and vivid descriptions of characters interactions, I found that each tale lacked substance and depth to the plot. Fiction — paperback; Penguin Classics ; pages; Either I’m lacking cultural knowledge or it lacked some more narratives. Jan 06, Heather Boaz mlleboaz. It was enjoyable to read. I couldn’t help but wonder about the reaso I didn’t realise this book comprised of stories from Delta of Venus and Little Birds , nor had I connected that these were the erotic stories Anais Nin wrote for her mystery client. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Mar 13, Danyellemastro rated it liked it.

When judged by today’s standards some of the writing appears quaint and caricatured representations of masculinity and ‘people of colour’ abound. Jul 06, TheSkepticalReader rated it did not like it Shelves: Dec 26, Miriam rated it liked it. Mar 04, Ian Pindar rated it liked it. Pages Home Review Policy. People who I interact with the gay men that is from a sexual standpoint; seem to think I am all about sex and horny most of the time.

Dec synnopsis, Miriam rated it liked it. The others are aggressive and racy. I’m not sure of their literary value as some of the narratives are distracted.

Eros Unbound (Great Loves, #18)

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It almost looks too naughty to read… In fact, it could be argued that this is a very naughty book indeed. Were these originally in French? I’ve read The Story of O, which started out interesting and ended in startled horror and my copying and pasting particularly gruesome chapters to friends.

Jul 28, Burcu added it. Very taut if still incredibly stylised, although I understand that’s to a big degree because the man who commissioned her to write them told her: Apr 01, Vivek Tejuja added it.

But the meanings of words change over time; it’s one of the intrigueing things about the English language that today saying “people of color” is quite respectable whereas “colored people” is somehow perjorative.

I loved the story about the young model.

She wrote erotica from a female perspective at a time when erotica was mostly male-dominated and not a lot of women were published. Not by far on the level of some of her other writing, though I found myself identifying in some way with a woman in every single story. There is a large body of work, which I would urge everyone to explore if you really want to know what sensuous writing can do to you.


Of the stories included here, they were a mixed lot. Apart from the detailed explicit and vivid descriptions of characters interactions, I found that each tale lacked substance and depth to the plot.

Nov 04, Ana rated it it was ok Shelves: The stories, though perverse and bordering on the surreal at times reveal universalities in all human sexuality and how it links to the psyche and emotion which oddly enough makes her characters relatable and relieving–as opposed to sort of alienating them and making you view them in a voyeuristic way which can so o FOR MY NOTES REALLY: As far as erotic fiction goes, these stories are representative of their period’s bohemian mode.

PaperbackPenguin Great Loves 8pages. Leave out the poetry”. I didn’t really care what happened to them, or I found it too buttoned down. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The sesitvity of Anais Nin is one of the most beautiful authors that has put ink to paper on the most delicate subjects that has been exposed for all to see but not judge the memory pain of her writings. My favorite being; The model. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

People who I interact with the gay men that is from a sexual standpoint; seem to think I am all about sex and horny most of the time. It’s my goal to read them all.

Eros Unbound by Anais Nin. Today she is French-born novelist, passionate eroticist and short story writer, who gained international fame with her journals.

By the standards of our advertising- and internet-fueled world of almost constant pornography, they are extremely tame; however by the standards of the s—when they were written for an “annonymous collector” at a synopiss a page—they were most surely quite racy.

The great thing about living in Thailand is that you can read this on the bus. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

So basically, interesting social history and some good unboujd, but this slim book was enough I think This diverse range of short stories explores the nature of sex and the awakening of desire.

Eros Unbound (Great Loves, #18) by Anaïs Nin

Remarkably racy and seductive, this collection of erotic and intensely passionate tales is quite blunt. I’m giving this 5 stars because I like the stories some better than otherslove the way they’re written and enjoy ANs style of writing Jan 06, Heather Boaz mlleboaz. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: No eroos or quizzes yet. So this in comparison is fairly delightful.


A naive model slowly discovering her sexuality; an erotic moonlight encounter on a beach; a man teaching the art of passion in a gypsy caravan; and a woman in love with a scent from Fez – Anais Nin’s stories explore the nature of sex and the unbohnd of desire. In an attempt to recall some of the characters in the stories, I ers confuse one with another as none of them are really developed as individual peoples in their own stories.

They were bluntly crude and hence why I have given this a lower rating than I initially anticipated, just because of the fact that the characters are not explored deeply enough and all is quite vague regarding the background info.

Do not read on the bus. So I plucked it up and took it home with the intention of delving into an afternoon of pleasurable reading, but if you have ever read a short story anthology you learn over a few experiences that these stories are better digested and appreciated at a little dip a day.

Lists with This Book. Hello Bookish Friend I always aim to have review books out before or on their release date but as many people understand life gets in the way.

‘Eros Unbound’ by Anais Nin – Reading Matters

You have opened up a new world for me. A collection of short stories with too much distance in them for you to really connect with any character or enjoy any story fully. I have read about Anais Nin and when in search of a classic [yay I read a classic] at my local library this was pretty much the only book they had of hers.

The major difference between Nin’s stories and more pornographic works is the agency of the female characters, so points for Nin there. If you’re new to Nin, this might be a really good place to start.

Haven’t rated because I got this without realising that the stories are in the longer collections Little Birds and Delta of Venuswhich I have read. Apr 20, Rebecca rated it liked it Shelves: