Today? Henry and Anais.
Indeed, two of the stars of Saturday night’s SPEECH IS NOT FREE festival [RSVP here] will be appearing in disembodied form from another (most likely erotic) plane of existence.
That’s because the evening will include a staged reading of Henry Miller and Anais Nin’s more salacious writing entitled Miller Out Loud! featuring local actors portraying the roles of Henry, June, Anais and Rimbaud!!!
So what, pray tell, can you expect?
Some salacious stuff indeed. Check out excerpts from the pair’s correspondence here. You’ll want to dunk your head in ice water and say 20 Hail Marys. Whoo wee! Here’s a sampling:
Henry to Anais, August 14, 1932
Don’t expect me to be sane anymore. Don’t let’s be sensible. It was a marriage at Louveciennes—you can’t dispute it. I came away with pieces of you sticking to me; I am walking about, swimming, in an ocean of blood, your Andalusian blood, distilled and poisonous….
….I say this is a wild dream—but it is this dream I want to realize. Life and literature combined, love the dynamo, you with your chameleon’s soul giving me a thousand loves, being anchored always in no matter what storm, home wherever we are. In the mornings, continuing where we left off.
Resurrection after resurrection. You asserting yourself, getting the rich varied life you desire; and the more you assert yourself the more you want me, need me.
It’s a like a pre-War viagra commercial for the spirit!!! And that’s just an excerpt! Wait until you read what she wrote!
SO WE WILL SEE YOU ON SATURDAY. CLICK HERE TO RSVP. ICE BUCKET AND ROSARY BEADS NOT PROVIDED FYI!