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Anaïs Ni’s break-up letter to C. L. (Lanny) Baldwin

BREAK-Up letter of the day, as spotted by Emily Temple. This letter was sent by Anaïs Nin to C. L. (Lanny) Baldwin, circa 1945:

Nin had an affair with Baldwin while both were married, and went on to publish a book of his poetry. Eventually, Baldwin balked at the deception, and went back to his wife and children. He responded to the following letter by writing that Nin was “a kind of dog in the manger with men. You want them all to sit at your feet and be yours, all yours and only yours.”

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Posted: 31st, December 2012 | In: Celebrities, Flashback | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0