Ladders to Fire: V1 in Nin's Continuous Novel


Ladders to Fire explores the erotic attachments of four young women. Nin described it as a "woman's struggle to understand her own nature." It began a five-volume "continuous novel," Cities of the Interior, which includes Children of the Albatross (1947), The Four-Chambered Heart (1950), A Spy in the House of Love (1954), and Solar Barque (1959).Set in the pre-war, expatriate Paris of Henry Miller, this novel -- which shocked Nin's contemporaries -- draws its inspiration from her confessional diaries.This 1995 reissue of of ...

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