Anais Nin understood perfectly the inadequacies that existed within literature during the early twentieth century when women’s sexuality was largely unexplored in the public space by female writers. She tackles “the mysteries of woman's sensuality, so different from man’s and for which man's language was inadequate.” While her novels are undoubtedly inspiring they are just the start. From her essays to her diary excerpts, her short stories, letters and poetry, her work spans a whole lifetime dedicated to breaking taboos and exploring female sexuality.
"Collages explores a world of fantasy and dreams through an eccentric young painter. A radical work in its time (1964), Anais Nin dispensed with normal structural convention and allowed her characters to wander freely in space and time in an attempt to describe life with the disconnected clarity of a dream in which hip and freakish lives intersect or merge."