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Anais Nin book inscribed by Rupert Pole returned to owner after decades.

This is the story of the power of connection. Perhaps coincidences are are incidents that coincide. Shelly Raber wrote to ask if I could connect her to Maryanne Rafael. She had a book titled “Linotte: The Early Diary Diary of Anais Nin 1914-1920”. There was an inscription written in red marker that read: “For Maryanne, […]

How love of Anais Nin’s work brought Maryanne Raphael a new friend

Maryanne Raphael sent me this poignant story. Her story of how she met Anais Nin appeared earlier on Riehlife. –JGR ________________________ When I took a course in the psychology of women at Los Angeles City College, I wrote about the Anais Nin I knew. My professor Dr. Eve Jones told me, “If you know Anais […]

Meeting Anais Nin by Maryanne Raphael

Anais Nin, photo courtesy Maryanne Raphael Maryanne Raphael has written and co-authored 10 books, short stories, poetry, and articles. You can read more about Maryanne and her work on She says: “No matter what I’m doing right now, I would rather be writing.” Anais Nin was important in my own life as a woman […]