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

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Obsession

Obsession is one of the main themes in Henry and June: From a Journal of Love: The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin, 1931-1932, by Anais Nin.

Many of the characters throughout the book suffer from some form of obsession. Miller is obsessed with June, most likely in a physical sense. June is obsessed with expressing her sexuality, even though at times it is a reluctant gesture. Miller is also obsessed with Nin, but in a way that is different from his obsession with June. Miller claims that his obsession and love for Nin are all consuming even when they are apart. It is not so with June.

June's obsessions seem to be frivolous and short-lived. This is obvious by the way she flits between lovers.

Nin becomes obsessed and possessed with Miller after a time. Nin worships Miller's sexual freedom with her and with his brilliance as...

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