Book #57440

Linotte: the Early Diary of Anais Nin, 1914-1920 - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Jean L. Sherman

Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First US Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York, London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978.
ISBN: 0151524882

Price: $50.00

A Fine first Printing of the First American Edition that has a small white spot on the lower front board edge, housed in a Fine dust-jacket.

Linotte is the diary of a young woman in her twenties, during the years 1914-1920. It is a frank and poignant record of a woman's coming-of-age, as she explores her sexuality, her relationships, and her life in Paris during the turmoil of World War I and the early days of the postwar period. Linotte is frank and unafraid to reveal her thoughts and feelings, both good and bad. She is also funny and sometimes sly, capturing the essence of her era and the people around her. Linotte is a valuable and unique document not only for its intimate perspective on early 20th-century Parisian life, but also for its historical importance as the earliest extant diary written in French by a woman.; 8vo; 518 pages.