"Ana'is Nin's Ladders to Fire interweaves the stories of several women, each emotionally inhibited in her own way: through self-doubt, fear, guilt, moral drift, and distrust. The novel follows their inner struggles to overcome these barriers to happiness and wholeness. The author's own experiences, as recorded in her famous diaries, supplied the ...
"Ana'is Nin's Ladders to Fire interweaves the stories of several women, each emotionally inhibited in her own way: through self-doubt, fear, guilt, moral drift, and distrust. The novel follows their inner struggles to overcome these barriers to happiness and wholeness. The author's own experiences, as recorded in her famous diaries, supplied the raw material for her fiction. It was her intuitive, experimental, and always original style that transformed one into the other. Nin herself memorably claimed that "it was the fiction writer who edited the diary." Ladders to Fire is the first book of Nin's continuous novel, Cities of the Interior, which also includes Children of the Albatross, The Four-Chambered Heart, A Spy in the House of Love, and Seduction of the Minotaur. These loosely interlinked stories develop the characters and themes established in the first volume, leading slowly toward a resolution of inner turmoil and conflict. This Swallow Press reissue of Ladders to Fire includes a new introduction by Nin scholar Benjamin Franklin V, as well as Gunther Stuhlmann's classic foreword to the 1995 edition"--
Good. 1959 Hardcover 1st US-1st Printing illus. 152 p. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Good in Good jacket. A Good copy (owner's name) in brown cloth, in a Good dust jacket tanned at the spine and edges, and with shallow wear at the spine tips. Scattered ink underlining. A sound reading copy in dust jacket.
Ian Hugo. VG. Black cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt figure to front, no jacket, 8vo. 1st edition. 213pp. Engravings by Ian Hugo throughout. Nin's first novel, dedicated to a young Gore Vidal, in the days before acrimony set in. VG. Gilt on spine rubbed and just barely present, still clear but slightly dulled on front cloth. Light shelving soil upper page edges. Binding tight and square. pp.197-204 poorly cut with chips but no tearing to margins well away from text. Pages overall bright, sharp and unmarked.
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Fair. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Stated First Edition. Book is in Fair condition with black boards and gilt lettering. Light bumping to head/tail of spine. Tiny chunk taken from spine. Boards have soiling and worn spots. Stain on front board. Otherwise a tight copy. No jacket. 213 pgs.
Good in good dust jacket. UK hardback first impression. Good+ with some spotting to page edges and prelims, and previous owner details to top of ffep. The jacket is clipped with a some rubbing to edges and grubbiness to rear panel."
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