Mirages: The Unexpurgated Diary of Anais Nin, 1939-1947
by Anais Nin
Mirages is the fifth installment of the unexpurgated version of Anais Nin's famous diary. It opens at the dawn of World War II when Nin has arrived in New York after fleeing France, and it closes just after she meets the man who would become her most fiery lover, Rupert Pole. In between was a time of personal hell, incredible creativity, and many relationships, including one with Gore Vidal.