Deirdre Bair

Deirdre Bair is author of Anaïs Nin: A Biography and the National Book Award-winning Samuel Beckett: A Biography.

Listed in: Literary Criticism · Creative Nonfiction · American Literature · Anaïs Nin · Literary Studies




In The Novel of the Future, Anaïs Nin explores the act of creation — in film, art, and dance as well as literature — to chart a new direction for the young artist struggling against what she perceived as the sterility, formlessness, and spiritual bankruptcy afflicting much of mid-twentieth-century fiction.

“Modern fiction has seldom been so incisively and sensitively analyzed.”

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