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Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses - About Eroticism Summary & Analysis

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About Eroticism Summary

This chapter contains a single paragraph of introduction before excerpting a letter from Anais Nin to the collector of pornography, for whom she wrote a collection of short, erotic stories. In her letter, Nin defines what makes sex truly fulfilling: the influence and indulgence of the senses. In response to the collector's request that she cut the poetry from her stories and focus more singularly on sex, Nin accuses the collector of killing the spirit of sex.

About Eroticism Analysis

Following the last chapter of atrocities, this short chapter serves as the gateway back to the senses; back to passion. Nin's letter returns readers to the realm of the sensual, and encourages readers to be aware of subtle details in their sexual encounters. Nin's definition of eroticism reminds one of textures, light, temperature, shadows, and gestures, being elements that affect how...

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