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Henry and June: From the Unexpurgated Diary of Anais Nin (full title Henry and June: From A Journal of Love: the Unexpurgated Diary of Anais Nin (1931-1932)) is a 1986 book that is based upon material excerpted from the first volume of Anais Nin's published diaries, written between October 1931 and October 1932. This, the first of currently four volumes of unexpurgated diaries, concentrates on her passionate involvement with the writer Henry Miller and his wife June Miller.

Plot summary

At the end of 1931, Nin finds herself bored with being a timid, faithful wife to her banker husband, Hugo Guiler. Upon meeting Miller, she begins an uninhibited sexual and emotional affair with him, which prompts an intellectual and sensual awakening.


The book's sequel, Incest, which was published in 1992, continues Nin's odyssey of transgression and passion with detailed accounts of her simultaneous affairs with her analysts, Otto Rank and Rene Allendy, with Henry Miller and Antonin Artaud, as well as her incestuous seduction of her father and of her male and female cousins.


The book was later filmed as Henry & June, with Fred Ward as Miller, Uma Thurman as June, and Maria de Medeiros as Anais Nin. The movie, released in 1990, is notable as the first film to be released in the United States with an NC-17 rating.

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