Books: Gentle Porn

LITTLE BIRDS: EROTICA

by Anaïs Nin;

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

146 pages; $8.95

Anaïs Nin was an indefatigable diarist, a sometime poet, novelist and Spanish dancer, a Boswellian collector of literary friends and a flamboyant promoter of her small but genuine talents. Ironically, her death two years ago at age 73 preceded by only a few months the general fame she had courted so long. The source of this attention was a cache of erotic stories she had written, for cash, in the early 1940s; her patron was an anonymous collector who told her to...

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