From the back cover,
In all her writing, Anais Nin shows herself to be an artist not imprisoned by form, convention, or tradition. Recently her audience has grown from a small circle of admirers to a wide, international following. Already celebrated for her novels, stories and criticism, Anais Nin is noted too for her diaries, which serve as both a language laboratory and a writer's notebook for her other work. Here is the full range of her art, as well as a chronological outline of her literary career. The important Nin characters are here, as are most of her essential themes.