Under A Glass Bell by Anais Nin
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Under a Glass Bell was self-published by Anaïs Nin in 1944, using a manual press. This collection of thirteen short stories, beautifully crafted in a style influenced by French surrealism, but uniquely Nin’s, brought her national attention when Edmund Wilson of The New Yorker reviewed it. Considered one of Nin’s most successful works of fiction, the tales attain psychological realism through illusory symbolism.

Among the titles are “Houseboat,” “The Mouse,” “Ragtime,” “The Labyrinth,” and “Birth.”

Under a Glass Bell is a celebration of the passionate language of Anaïs Nin.
 

About Anais Nin

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Anais Nin (1903-1977) was one of the most unique literary figures of this century. As a novelist she was distinctly catalytic, and her life-long diary resembles no other in the history of letters. Her books have been translated in a dozen languages.
 
Published January 1, 1948 by Swallow Press. 101 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Once again Miss Nin creates dream images, illusions of unreality and insanity with poetic if incomprehensible phrases, forming a montage of exotic impressions — all nebulous.

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