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Heterotica: The 1000 Tiny Sexes of Anaïs Nin Nin

Anna Powell

in Deleuze and Sex

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780748642618
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671755 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642618.003.0003
Heterotica: The 1000 Tiny Sexes of Anaïs Nin Nin

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In Chapter 2, ‘Heterotica: The 1000 Tiny Sexes of Anaïs Nin’, Anna Powell adds to the male literary assemblage of Henry Miller, Antonin Artaud and D. H. Lawrence, all of whom are crucial to Deleuze, Anaïs Nin's ‘feminist smut’. Nin's work is of great relevance to Deleuze and Guattari's project but as in the case of so many other female writers, her evocative writing has remained a potential lost to the Deleuzian project. Redeeming this missed opportunity, Powell inscribes Nin's ‘heterotica’ on the surface of Deleuzian sexuality and thereby reveals the importance of Nin's ‘transformative erotic vitalism’.

Keywords: Anaïs Nin; Erotics; Feminism; Heterotica

Chapter.  8112 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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