For the last 10 years, I've had a love affair with Anais Nin - both her life and her writings. From her diaries to her short stories and even erotica, I have soaked in every one of her words. There was even a minute in college where I quite seriously considered writing my thesis on her work. That being said, there are very few works of hers that I do not have in my possession. And yet somehow, Elsa still managed to surprise me with the French edition of two of my favorites.
While at this point, my French may be as rough as a cheap exfoliant, I am determined to read both works all the way through - no matter how painstaking the process may be. Perhaps this bookish ensemble is just the inspiration I need to get started.
Photos by Elsa Kawai