The Art Monster at the End of This Book

Writer and diarist Anais Nin took the same liberties as her male peers — all of them, including the horrendous ones.

Jude Ellison S. Doyle

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A blank diary, open, with a pen on it.
There’s about to be some scandal in here. Photo by Mike Tinnion on Unsplash

I first read Anais Nin when I was eighteen years old. It was 2000, and I had just started blogging, though no-one called it that back then — I kept a public “diary,” on a LiveJournal knockoff called…

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Jude Ellison S. Doyle

Author of “Trainwreck” (Melville House, ‘16) and “Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers” (Melville House, ‘19). Columns published far and wide across the Internet.