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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Pandora's Box

Writer Anais Nin's "other" spouse died a few days ago. Rupert Pole was married to Nin during the '50s and '60s, while she was still married to Hugo Guiler. (Here is Pole's obit, which explains the whole love triangle.) I first started reading Anais Nin's work after I had discovered Henry Miller with whom Nin had an affair. After I read Nin's unexpurgated Diaries, I realized that this woman had problems. She slept with every man she befriended and fancied herself as the facilitator for their creativity. She had a severe father complex and ended up even sleeping with Daddy. In addition, she lied to everyone (except her diary). In order to keep track of all the deception, she created a "Lie Box," in which she kept notes on the varying B.S. she issued out to different lovers. A lot of good it did her; the whole world knows all her secrets now.