a visit with Dreiser; from “The Diary of Anaïs Nin”

 

 

 

from The Diary of Anaïs Nin, 1934-1939, edited by Gunther Stuhlman, pp. 12-13

 

 

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In January 1935, the writer Anaïs Nin (1903-1977), who became famous for her diaries, paid a visit to Dreiser in his apartment at the Hotel Ansonia in Manhattan. She recorded the visit in her diary, an excerpt from which is posted below as a downloadable PDF file. Her brief diary entry sheds some light on Dreiser’s customary demeanor.

This meeting seems to have escaped the notice of Dreiser biographers.

 

 

from ‘The Diary of Anais Nin’

 

 

— Roger W. Smith

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