A Woman Speaks: The Lectures, Seminars and Interviews of

A Woman Speaks: The Lectures, Seminars and Interviews of

A Woman Speaks: The Lectures, Seminars and Interviews of Anais Nin [Download] ➸ A Woman Speaks: The Lectures, Seminars and Interviews of Anais Nin By Anaïs Nin – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk In this book Anaïs Nin speaks with warmth and urgency on those themes which have always been closest to her relationships creativity the struggle for wholeness the unveiling of woman the artist as ma In this book Speaks: The Epub Ú Anaïs Nin speaks with warmth and urgency on those themes which have always been closest to her relationships creativity the struggle for wholeness the unveiling of woman the artist as A Woman Kindle - magician women reconstructing the world moving from the dream outward and experiencing our lives to the fullest possible extent.


10 thoughts on “A Woman Speaks: The Lectures, Seminars and Interviews of Anais Nin

  1. Khush Khush says:

    A very thoughtful book indeed What I liked most about the book is the voice that is so much hers The thoughts expressed on a broad range of issues are heartfelt and lived It is not like one theory is talking to another; it is a zen like person speaking to us a friend and sharing what seems worth sharing The book has this air about itThere is a lot in it that is relevant event today There are lectures essays and conversations on literature gender sexuality and culture Speaking about feminism Anais insists that women instead of fighting and blaming men should work on themselves there is no point in dwelling a negative space Women should write paint sing dance they should live fully and doing this will change lives of women in a deep way; such a change will contribute to all life As one reads these thoughts one sees how this can be used and applied in all those situations where one group feels oppressed by the other to any kind of politics that creates minorities of varied sorts in society We gain by sharing by giving by becoming positive However one can take a lifetime to understand these thoughts and implement in real lifeShe speaks a lot about culture and how it works through us how we can 'undone' its aspects which chain and at times damage us She mentions how certain notions even certain words are used to discredit and dismiss natural and organic ways of being or at least she suggests that we are molded in ways that take us away from things that are central to us as human beings She goes on to talk about these issues for instance when she reflects on rational irrational manwoman and particularly about the objective and subjective human experience– the ways in which the objective is consuming everything that is subjective– that goes in the realm of dreams of unknown territories This according to Anais indulgence in such delusions is an immense folly of modern times She then goes on to list explanations of how it narrows down innate human possibilities and potentials The creative will is hampered by this cloying insistence on the objective experience in all spheres of life for instance in regard to language one is taught to be objective and use language clearly and simply In order to express a certain color a certain uality Anais used the word 'rutilant' She is harshly criticized for this transgression She rejects these pragmaticisms– this not only confined to writing but such as approach seeps into all spheres of human life We cannot and should not fix and numb ourselves by these manipulative impositions forwarded as biblical truthsThe most impressive aspect of these talks and thoughts is that one recognizes the deeply felt truth of her words Clearly one can reject them as mystical or too wise of the real world But just a little reflection makes one see what she is getting at She does not want to sanitize ambivalences contradictions irrationalities in human beings; she just seeks to harmonize them; annihilating them is not only damaging it will make us 'less' and possibly further neurosis of our age


  2. April April says:

    I feel at a disadvantage slightly having not read any of Nins works Though this is a truly extraordinary book filled with the powerful views of a remarkably gifted woman I felt like I was missing out due to the fact that I still haven't read any of her Diary yet Having said that A Woman Speaks has only reiterated the fact that I really must make every effort possible to acuire it Her voice reads both warmly and determinedly and resonates with the utmost delicacy I've never been much of a feminist but her words about 'women constructing the world' empowered me than anything else has I'm looking forward to reading of this wonderful lady


  3. Doublezerodomino Doublezerodomino says:

    A book I've had on the shelves since 2007 when my grandmother passed I inherited much of her library and this was among it She used to talk about Nin and Henry Miller's relationship and collected both of their works I have not yet read Miller and this was my first foray into Nin; I started with this instead of the collection of diaries to determine whether or not it was worth the exploration The book itself was just as it is described within are collections of Nin's communications segmented by themes which tend to run together There were genuine moments of beauty here though things that reminded me of my own grandmother's idealistic rebellious feminism and authentic powerful sense of self Nin was an advocate for creativity self actualization and sexual expression outside the confines of the rigid societal norms Something about the writing still seems guarded however and the themes and uestions overlap at points resulting in drab run on sections What I'm most curious about still is how Nin was received by the public how she really lived her life and what motivated her? Her name is not heard much in modern times her works of fiction and non fiction are not popular with modern audiences why? To know I would need to read of her writing which after finishing this I am less enthused to do Maybe in a few years when I'm scanning my shelves for another new read I'll pick up of her work and get a glimpse into a past generation of a self described international woman Worth exploring but I'm in no rush


  4. Lizzi Lizzi says:

    A very philosophical text with a big emphasis on how society should be It was published in the 70s so a lot of the content is relevant to that decade than the present one but there is still a lot to take away from this today Nin's personal philosophy comes through but a lot of universal issues are discussed and not just in relation to women The emphasis on feminism comes from the significance of the Women's Movement at the time of publication I think it would have a different title today


  5. Lana Fox Lana Fox says:

    This book changed my life Nin was an extraordinary thinker and she continues to liberate us from limitinglimited thinking Every time I find myself worrying about my career or what others think I return to Nin's writings Such an empowering philosopher such a bold warm voice


  6. Bernadette Bernadette says:

    If I could give this than five stars I would


  7. Vicky Vicky says:

    ^ click see review to see image


  8. Persephone Abbott Persephone Abbott says:

    “Your critics accuse you of being romantic of living in an ivory tower of being removed from life and yet you are saying that you are attracted to those novels which resemble biography because they really do get close to life” The interviewer puts forth to Nin I’ve never favoured Nin’s writing personally and here in multiple interviews she shows brilliance but with such resounding flash that it often fades in my taste into blandness and banality under the guise of feminism Old feminism old school style the kind that still walked about while I was a toddler I ask myself reading this book how much farther have we gotten? Perhaps we’d better round up a few mathematical euations to assess the situation Or better yet an Excel sheet auto summation Perhaps not the most romantic view of women or man or better yet humanity The fascinating thing to read in this collection of ideas was the one about the idolization of the “savage cultures” as being the pure ones Now to be dead honest I would not like to give up my privileges as a modern woman to go off say in the 1940’s 1960’s 1980’s 2000’s or 2010’s into the remote African countryside and live in the “better community” with better so called language appreciation ie the type of in tune ness to spirituality dreaming of being whisked back to basic innocent psychology of life etc and the reason why is that the drudgery of inaccessibility to information and education would be lethal Combined with the plight of being female and thus potentially reduced to a servant to my biology and the prejudices of world culture yes world cultures I think this would be a bad move indeed What were these people liberal thinkers thinking? Faced with the choice to go forwards they went backwards calling it progress A race from hypocrisy that led right back to hypocrisy Was it ignorance? Or the dream of king of the heap?


  9. Y. L Y. L says:

    Anais Nin was not an unfamiliar name to me as I often come across her uotes on websites I freuently visit I haven't read any of her works so it was a pleasant surprise for me to have found this book at a second hand book stall at my university campusThis book summarizes several of Anais Nin's lectures at colleges around US in the 1970s as well as a concise interview on her work inspirations and philosophy on art and life itselfNin talks about her childhood and how she coped with poverty her migration from Spain to America and her subseuent shyness to speak and communicate with the people around her until her late twenties A psychoanalyst as well as a writer Nin was able to what she likes to call 'transcend' over the course of time by learning and having support from her artist friends ie Freud Henry Miller Otto Rank DH Lawrence George Sand etcIt describes how women at that period of time have struggled to be appreciated as an individual andor artist and most importantly the process of struggle itself; how important it is for women to be articulate and to express herself well in a society that gave no room for women to growThe only thing I had trouble with reading this book was getting confused amongst the translations of uestions and answers just as you would if you were sitting in on a conversation with two specialist on something you are not well read about Nin would also sometimes misunderstood the uestion asked and I would get confused with Nin's non coherent answer until afterwards when the interviewer offers to rephrase her uestion at NinJust as Nin is this book itself is an extension of her honesty and it will delve into your mind and soul Definitely worth re reading to remind my future self that life is a game an adventure And we should welltranscend ;


  10. Vikkat Vikkat says:

    I think Evelyn Hinz has done an amazing job editing and putting together so many lectures by my beloved author Anais Nin I really appreciate her effort to organize them into separate topics and arrange them in a way resembling an actual lecture rather than just selecting a few and printing them out The same has been done to the A section as I can imagine the same uestions were asked freuently Anais speaks as a woman indeed but also importantly as a female artist she describes the pains and doubts of a struggling young writer her relationships with male artists and thinkers both as a muse and as an independent creator She also answers all the uestions that might've arisen in the minds of her readers most significantly about her Diaries and I'm aware that I have worshipped and read Anais Nin's work before reaching for this book but I'd recommend it to any female writer or artist in general even those who haven't got an opinion about her writing so far


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