Sexual Fables
This article accompanies the fable
The House of Incest


  • 1903 Anaïs Nin is born in France
  • 1914 Nin's mother, and Anaïs, and her two brothers emigrate to the United States
  • 1923 Marries Hugh Guiler in Havana
  • 1931 The period in her life recorded in Nin’s published diaries begins.
  • 1933 Nin sleeps with her father (or does she?) and sees Otto Rank
  • 1936 The House of Incest published -- a prose poem/novel
  • 1939 Winter of Artifice published and Nin leaves Paris
  • 1940s Nin in the U.S. and writes erotica; much of it isn’t published till after her death
  • 1966/7 First diary of seven from the years 1931-1966 is published
  • 1977 Nin dies

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