Henry and June: From a Journal of Love: The Unexpurgated Diary of Anais Nin, 1931-1932 Setting & Symbolism

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Paris

Paris is the main setting used in Henry and June: From a Journal of Love: The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin, 1931-1932, by Anais Nin. Although Miller and Nin were both American, Paris seemed to be the place where the couple were able to free themselves from conventionality in their work as well as in their personal lives.

Paris was highly celebrated in the 1930s. Many authors and painters chose to live in Paris for its freedom and artistic expression. The cafes and clubs were places in which one wanted to be seen. Expatriate Americans seemed to have more in common in Paris than anywhere else in the world.

For Nin and Miller, Paris also offered a type of acceptance which allowed them to pursue their love affair.

Nin's residence on the outskirts of Paris was Louveciennes, a large house with a garden. Hugo and Nin...

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