Anais Nin

a reading  of the short story “Mallorca”


With the "Delta of Venus", Anais Nin conjures up a glittering cascade of sexual encounters. Creating her own 'language of the senses', she explores an area that was previously the domain of male writers and brings to it her own unique perceptions.

Anais Nin pens a lush, magical world where the characters of her imagination possess the most universal of desires and exceptional of talents. Among these provocative stories, a Hungarian adventurer seduces wealthy women then vanishes with their money; a veiled woman selects strangers from a chic restaurant for private trysts; and a Parisian hatmaker named Mathilde leaves her husband for the opium dens of Peru.

The short story entitled Mallorca is set in the Cala de Deia and is said to be based on a real encounter, although said encounter was between male and female. In the story, Nin migrates the story to being entirely female. The setting is moonlight and Nin captures with a sensuous precision the forbidden excitement of the participants in the calm night waters.

Each recording is set on a loop to play every 5 minutes. Simply sit back, clear your mind, and wait for the recording to start. You do not need to do anything, it will simply start in a few minutes.