Henry Miller and Anaïs Nin Quotefest: “There is still too much sacredness clinging to you….”

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In celebration of Cathedral of Furs: Ardent Erotica Inspired by Anaïs Nin (read F. Leonora Soloman’s gorgeous review here!) I’m sharing some of my favorite quotes from Anaïs Nin and those who loved her. To kick us off, here’s Henry Miller at the height of their affair, in a letter he wrote Nin:

“When I see you all that I wanted to say vanishes—the time is so precious and words are extraneous. But you make me so happy—because I can talk to you. I love your brightness, your preparations for flight, your legs like a vise, the warmth between your legs. Yes, Anaïs, I want to damask you. I am too gallant with you. I want to look at you long and ardently, pick up your dress, fondle you, examine you. Do you know I have scarcely looked at you? There is still too much sacredness clinging to you.”

—Henry Miller (writing to Anaïs Nin) quoted from A Literate Passion: Letters of Anais Nin & Henry Miller 1932-1953

Gorgeous, yes?cover170x170 Also, I heartily recommend Paul Herron’s Anaïs Nin Podcast to all who have any level of interest in Anaïs Nin. In his latest two episodes, he and Anaín Bjorkquist answer listeners’ questions as they believe Nin would have answered them. I contributed my own question and was delighted by the thoughtful and beautifully informed reply!


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