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By Anais Nin

Collages is Ana?s Nin’s final paintings of fiction, and is, because the identify indicates, a suite of interwoven tales, beginning and shutting with the passage: “Vienna used to be the town of statues. They have been as a variety of because the those that walked the streets. They stood at the most sensible of the top towers, lay down on stone tombs, sat on horseback, kneeled, prayed, fought animals and wars, danced, drank wine and browse books made up of stone.”The imperative personality, Renate, is a type of “master of ceremonies” for Nin’s sleek fairy stories, as she floats in the course of the narrative and communes, in a single means or one other, with all of the “storytellers.” between them are: Varda, the artist whose interplay along with his daughter explanations him to spin tale upon tale which will win her over to his inventive state of mind; Henri the chef, who names every one of his dishes after celebrities and has tales for the main fascinating of them; Nina, a tender lady whose spontaneous musings lead informal observers to think she is insane; Nobuko, the japanese actress whose fascinating commentaries and letters are weighted down with magical but flawed English; Bruce, whose betrayals to Renate with boys are written in tale shape hidden in chinese language puzzle packing containers; count number Laudromat, the exiled royal whose partner's father is an proprietor of laudromats; the French Consul and his spouse, who're writers with tremendous various outlooks on love and keenness; John Wilkes, the “millionaire consumer of the humanities” who's truly a gardener; Dr. Mann, an Israeli with the bizarre hobby of assembly and kissing recognized girls authors; and the enigmatic Judith Sands, who could have really “written” Collages. Collages is Nin’s such a lot light-hearted writing, and, in that feel, could be her such a lot pleasing e-book. As Henry Miller commented, “The better of collages collapse with time; those will not.”

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Somewhere, a firebug rejoiced in the spectacle. Around Renate’s house there was no brush, so she hoped to escape the flames. She wrapped herself in a wet blanket and stood on the roof watering it down. But she could feel the heat approaching, and watch its capricious somersaults, unexpected twists and devouring rages. Bruce helped her for a while and then climbed down. She was still holding the hose and soaking the house when she looked down and saw what first appeared to be the portrait of Bruce walking.

I raced it in Los Angeles. It’s as sensitive as a human being. You don’t know what an ordeal it was, the trip from Mexico City. ” “Nothing happened to me, but my poor car! I could feel every bump on the road; every hole, the dust, the stones. It hurt me to see it struggle along that road, scraped by pebbles, stained with tar, covered with red dust, my beautiful car that I took such care of. It was as if my own body were walking on that road. I had to drive through a river. A little boy sat astride the hood, and guided me with a propeller-like gesture of his hand, indicating the best path through the water.

He very soon dominated my life. He had no connection with the daily world, only with dreams and fantasies. I stopped swimming, surf-boarding, mountain climbing, gave up my other friends to be taken wholly into his magic world. What imprisoned me, restricted me had no power over him. He was not even aware of jobs, careers, studies, parents, duties, ties or responsibilities of any kind. He confessed that he was helped by opium. But I refused to take it with him. He admitted that since his return from China, unknown to his father, he had been taking too much of it.

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