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Barbara Kraft

Barbara Kraft is the author of Anaïs Nin: The Last Days (2013), Pegasus Books and The Restless Spirit: Journal of a Gemini. The latter was published in 1976 with a preface by Anaïs Nin and laudatory comment by the late Carlos Baker, definitive biographer of Ernest Hemingway and Professor of Literature at Princeton.  Kraft has also written several libretti and radio plays including a play on the legendary muse of William Butler Yeats, Maud Gonne. The play won an Ohio State Award as “an outstanding example of original radio drama as written and directed by KPFK’s Barbara Kraft.”

 

Thinking of Anais Nin

Thinking of Anais Nin(www.anaisnin.com) is a website devoted to the writer Anais Nin. We have added this blog to enable us to add content easily and highlight new information on the site, which has been up since 1995.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Barbara Kraft: Anaïs Nin and Henry Miller Revisited Santa Monica Library Wednesday October 29, 7:00 pm

Santa Monica, California – Santa Monica Public Library presents Barbara Kraft: Anaïs Nin and Henry Miller Revisited on Wednesday, October 29, at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s MLK, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.


Barbara Kraft, author of Anaïs Nin: The Last Days, discusses the lives and relationship of Henry Miller and Anaïs Nin.  A friend to both writers, Kraft is uniquely positioned to talk about the authors’ lives and art.  Anaïs Nin, noted for her diaries and erotica, was at the height of her fame when she took on Barbara Kraft as a writing student.  Quickly, the two became intimate friends at the moment when both would encounter tragedy: Nin’s terminal cancer and Kraft’s impending difficult divorce.  The circumstances created an environment of interdependency. Nin, despite her failing health, supported Kraft’s writing and life decisions, and Kraft became a devoted and untiring part of Nin’s support system during her last two years of life.  A book sale and signing will follow the program.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first arrival basis.  The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible.  For special disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event.  For more information, visit
smpl.org or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600.

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