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Author Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977.

Uniform Title Short stories. Selections
Title Under a glass bell : and other stories / Anaïs Nin ; Introduction by Elizabeth Podnieks.

Publication Info. Athens, Ohio : Swallow Press / Ohio University Press, [2014]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  813.52 N62u 2014    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Edition New Swallow Press edition.
Description xxxvii, 79 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note This new Swallow Press edition restores the original order of the stories from the 1948 edition.
Contents "Sponges of secret sorrows": Introducing the stories in under a Glass Bell -- Foreword to the 1995 Swallow Press Edition -- Houseboat -- The mouse -- Under a glass bell -- The Mohican -- Je suis le plus malade des Surréalistes -- Ragtime -- The labyrinth -- Through the streets of my own labyrinth -- The all-seeing -- The eye's journey -- The child born out of the fog -- Hejda -- Birth.
Summary Although Under a Glass Bell is now considered one of Anaïs Nin's finest collections of stories, it was initially deemed unpublishable. Refusing to give up on her vision, in 1944 Nin founded her own press and brought out the first edition, illustrated with striking black-and-white engravings by her husband, Hugh Guiler. Shortly thereafter, it caught the attention of literary critic Edmund Wilson, who reviewed the collection in the New Yorker. The first printing sold out in three weeks. This new Swallow Press edition includes an introduction by noted modernist scholar Elizabeth Podnieks, as well as editor Gunther Stuhlmann's erudite but controversial foreword to the 1995 edition. Together, they place the collection in its historical context and sort out the individuals and events recorded in the diary that served as its inspiration. The new Swallow Press edition also restores the thirteen stories to the order Nin specified for the first commercial edition in 1948.
Added Author Podnieks, Elizabeth, 1964-
ISBN 9780804011471 (pb ; acid-free paper)
0804011478 (pb ; acid-free paper)

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