Lot #582
Anais Nin Autograph Letter Signed

"I do think that you are eluding the final facing of your unconscious, the final effort at truth"
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Estimate: $300+

Description

"I do think that you are eluding the final facing of your unconscious, the final effort at truth"

ALS signed “Anais,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 6.5, no date. Handwritten letter to "Lucia," in full: "Three things made me lose confidence in the clarity of our relation (and believe me I say this without anger, just merely out of my very old knowledge of the unconscious) one, your dream, and secondly your not knowing that your analysis is not finished, and third your intimacy with people dangerous to me and so lack of protection of me—None of these I hold against you because I see you are unconscious of them, of their meaning—but I do think that you are eluding the final facing of your unconscious, the final effort at truth—that you are deceiving yourself when you tell me Martha said you no longer need analysis. All my personal feelings I hold suspended—waiting for you to handle this and if Mme Chareau invites us together on Sunday night as she said she might I will be glad to see you, having confidence that you will conquer all this as you did your other past confusions. I believe there is an identification of you with me which is not good for you or for me—Ask Martha if that is not true—So perhaps a Dimanche." In fine condition. Nin's oeuvre reflects her analysis by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, who emphasized the 'achievement of harmony of conscious and unconscious,' as well as a typically surrealist preoccupation with dreams.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Art and Literature
  • Dates: #610 - Ended June 16, 2021





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