Kafka Was the Rage: A Greenwich Village Memoir - Chapters 5 and 6 Summary & Analysis

Anatole Broyard
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Chapter 5

Sheri took Anatole to visit author Anais Nin, who considered Sheri one of her disciples. Nin had once lived in France with Henry Miller and had trained in psychoanalysis under Otto Rank. She had the appeal of movie stars in old black and white films with her penciled eyebrows and taut face. Nin had an indisputable appeal, an aura about her. She spoke as she wrote, in a lyrical but careful sense that lacked spontaneity. Her domineering presence caused the conversation to be stilted and finally stalled which she resolved by offering wine to her guests. Unfortunately, when Anatole was handed the bottle to uncork it, he was an utter failure. Nin handed him another corkscrew for a second chance to humiliate himself. He failed again after which Nin took the bottle back and placed in on the table as if she...

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