Anais Nin Reader Edited by Philip K. Jason is a 352-page softcover published in 1974 by Bard Books, published by Avon, and is a stated first Bard printing of August, 1974. There is a superficial closed tear along the bottom of the spine. Inside, the binding is tight but becoming brittle, with tanning throughout on the edges of the pages.
In all her writing, Anais Nin shows herself to be an artist not imprisoned by form, convention, or tradition. Recently her audience has grown from a small circle of admirers to a wide, international following. Already celebrated for her novels, stories, and criticism, Anais Nin is noted too for her diaries, which serve as both a language laboratory and a writer's notebook for her other work. Here is the full range of her art, as well as a chronological outline of her literary career. The important Nin characters are here, as are most of her essential themes.