Sky Blue Press and Swallow Press team up for a new Anaïs Nin diary

Sky Blue Press has just signed a deal with Swallow/Ohio University Press to co-publish Trapeze: The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin, 1947-1955. This partnership is a continuation of the one formed for the publication of the previous diary, Mirages (2013), which was the first Nin diary published since 1996.

Anais Nin and Rupert Pole, 1950s

Anais Nin and Rupert Pole, 1950s

Mirages begins when World War II forced Nin and her husband from Paris, and, as the title suggests, her post-Paris life isa series of failed attempts at both literary acceptance and romance. After a seven-year crossing of what Nin called a “desert,” she finally meets the man she feels will be the “One” for her, the young out-of-work actor from California, Rupert Pole.

Trapeze deals with the life Nin has chosen for herself—the double life, living part time with her husband Hugh Guiler in New York, and part time with Pole in Los Angeles. It is a brutally honest look at what seems to be an impossible arrangement, the maintaining of two lives, two men, two homes, and the lengths to which Nin went to keep her most audacious secret yet. What kept her from choosing one man over the other? Did she find true happiness? What sort of physical and psychological toll did this lifestyle have on her and her two men? And how did she handle the complete collapse of her writing career in the austere 1950s America? All of these questions will finally be answered.

Trapeze will be released in Spring 2017 in both print and ebook formats.

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5 Responses to “Sky Blue Press and Swallow Press team up for a new Anaïs Nin diary”
  1. Sincere congratulations, Paul!!

  2. Larry Neal says:

    Congratulations! I can’t wait!

  3. Thierry Joubert says:

    Hello
    I love Trapeze and read the book twice to fully understand all details

    It is a mine for knowing how couples start and survive

    My question will you try a following period of Anais unabridged journal
    e.g.
    1955 -> 1970 ?

    Sincerely interested

  4. Yes, as we speak I am busy editing the next diary (1955-1966), which will be published in a few years. There are also plans for a 1966-1977 diary in the future.

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