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THE MICHIGAN DAILY MAGAZINE

Sunday, April 8, 1973

Sunday. April 8, 1973

THE MICHIGAN DAILY MAGAZINE

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DAILY MAGAZINE
Contents

1. LONELINESS IN

ANN ARBOR

page 3

The student especially in a community like An Arbor, easily fals
prey to the predicament of being alone.
by GASPER PATRICO

2. A SPY

I LOVE: MEETING ANAIS N IN

. .page 5

A Nir enthusiast becomes enchanted, and falls in love with the
famous novelist and diarist..
by RICHARD STREICKER
3. SAYING SOMETHING NICE ABOUT FRISKE .
page 7
What can you say about the ex-Lufftewaffe pilot turned State.
Representative from Charlevoix.

(Conttnued from Page 6) with lips pursed, clutching a book was Janet's spring vacation, too,
contract, I thought: it's almost to her breast with both long-nailed and she was flying in for a visit.
hands. I asked her about it and she She was flying stand-by, so I did-
gone nOW. , * ,said it was her diary. She had n't know when she'd call from the
been keeping it for four years. Union to have me pick her up.
TVE CLASSROOM was over- She looked like a girl who would At four o'clock there was a bang
flowing and people were lined read Seventeen magazine and at the door. I opened it and she'
up in the hall outside the door- carry the key to her diary in a was standing there with her suit-
When we pushed our way through locket around her neck. I wanted case.
'the crowd. we could hear a fellow to hug her. She reminded me of "Do' o nwryu ee
with an incrediblylouid oehar the Anais Ni of the early diaries, pho ' she demandedy
anging the class on some point the shy, secretive girl, who I also ,n
about the works of Anais Nin. By wanted to hug. I didn't hug her, "Only if it rings," I said. "What
the way he was explaining and of course: one doesn't hug strang-: number did you call?"
arguing at the same time it was ers in bookstores. She showed me the piece of pa-I
obvious that he didn't think any- I'm sure I looked dejected sit- per where she'd written down my:
one in the room had ever read any ting in the bookstore after the par- number.
of her books. He talked with his ingi h oktr fe h a-
sokdedt li ty had ended, another undergradu- "Are you thinking this is a '2'
hands, and his voicesoudedie ate whose dreams of a tete-t-tete .ora '3'?" I asked, pointing to the
thes barko aplare dog.henorwith his favorite author had come last digit.
a Nm appeare a the to nothing. But I knew.I would "A '2' 1 think," she said.
tence, dropped his .handstohis have my chance: I was just wait- "Well, it ought to be a '3'."
side, lowered his voice sixty reci ing for Benjamin Franklin. She looked crestfallen.
bels and said, Now I would like When Benjamin Franklin show- "I've got a present for you," I
to introduce Anais Nin, who may ed up, he was with not his wife but said, and I fetched Ladders to
be able to clear up this point for what in Faulkner is called azFire
us.I "neighbor-woman." It seems 'thatFie
* * . Mrs. Franklin couldn't find a baby- "I went out to dinner with her,"
sitter for the kids so Mr. Franklin I said. "She said I should go to
ANAIS NIN stood with the sun had to bring a substitute. I was Paris, and that I should write a
coming in the windows over ihdt rn usiue a 9
hersouldr n t wedw quer astounded by this intrusion of novel."
her shoulder and answered ques- practical problems into the magic We were quiet for a minute.
tions for an hour and a half. The car in which Benjamin Franklin Then Janet said, "Did she sign
questions were almost the same and his neighbor, Mr. and Mrs. one for you, too?"
questions as the night before -- Rudolf, Anais Nin and I were now I got my signed copy of House
good questions, but asked- in voices riding towards Metropolitan Air- of Incest. I hadn't read the in-
with a little too much reverence in port. It was hard 'to connect the scription. In a graceful hand,
them for my taste. I noticed idly! lady sitting next to me wth the somewhat scrambled by the bounc-
that most of the girls in the room writer whose books I had read soj ing of the car, she had written:
were very pretty, and h wndered carefully. This lady in the back "For Richard/'With love/Anais."
tiowha the m t oebn os ones seat of the Ford station wagon "it's funny that yours is 'With
sion was the most obnoxious one: carried a handbag, touched my love' and mine is 'With friend-
some idiot with a shag haircut ask- arm when she talked, praised sh 'Jnt ad i ta' ky
ed with a smirk whether it made arhnsetakd rie ship,' Janet said. But that's okay.
it fdiffrencewtthe cfriends and spoke ill of enemies, Only instead of signing it For
_ . . -.talked about letters and publish- Richard' she should have written

TRUE CONFE
OF A FOOD I
a message broug
in the interest of j
I was so sick of wheat germ
kept trying to scoff it down,
terrible things I'd been told ab
that tastes good. Then I fou
wheat germ and liver, I founc
sippi Agricultural Experiment
School of Public Health, and
partment of Agriculture hav
is a health food. They analyze
after they added up the pro'
compared it with the calorie
they decided PIZZA IS GOOC
away I threw out all that yu
everything. Now I eat pizzc
something good for my body.

by MART I N

PORTER

4. MEMOIRS OF A McGOVERN WORKER: the party

on the White House lawn

page 9

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DAILY MAGAZINE
Editor-MARTIN PORTER

Gosper Patrico-
is a "quasi-graduate" of the U-M Journalism
school, and is now an aspiring copywriter at a
Detroit Advertising Agency.
Richard Streicker-
is a local writer
Martin Porter--
is Magazine Editor of The Daily
Daniel Biddle-
is a staff writer for The Daily who ran McGov-
ern's campaign in Ohio's Congressional Dis-
trict No. 5
PHOTOGRAPHY-
ROLFE TESSEM-cover photo, page 5
ASSOCIATED PRESS-page 10
ART-
STEVEN COLE-cartoon page 9
MICHAEL KLAUSER-drawing page 3

whether or not she had written at ers and movies and books; just1
all, or whether she had written like a real person. When I asked -
well. That didn't go over well with her if I might read her unpub-
the crowd, or with Anais Ni, .alished manuscripts, she asked me
When the class was over, half: to write my name on a slip of pa-
the people left and half the people per so she could send me written
stayed around to talk and have permission.
books signed. Mr. Rudolf from the The ride to the airport lasted
bookstore was there standing be- hours. Anais Nin told me about her
side Anais Nm, hoping to spirit recent visit to Paris, how the spirit
her away, but too many people of the city was still the same as
had too many questions and he just when she had lived there in the
stood there, sweating, looking '30's. I said I hoped to go there
around for an aventie of escape. I soon and she said I would not be
stood at the back of the room, trap- disappointed. We talked about
ped by a girl from one of my writing, about Henry Miller, about
classes who wanted to tell me how therGotham Book Mart in New
much she like Anais Nin. She'd ob- York.
viously read about half of one "Your name is Richard?" I
hook. And me, what did I think nodded.
of Anais Nin? I said I liked her. She wrote in the front of House
The last stragglers faded away of Incest. I told her the story of
and Mr. Rudolf succeeded in cap- how I had read it on the floor in
turing Anais Nin and bundling her the New York Public Library. She
into a car bound for his bookstore. laughed.
A crowd was already on hand, and "And this one is also for vou?"
the ushers were already upset be- she asked as I handed her Ladders
cause people weren't standing in to Fire.
the right places. The store was set "Could you make it out to Jan-
up with shelves of books stand- et?" I said.
ing at strange angles, and since "Janet is a friend of yours?"
the shelves hadn't been moved for "Yes," I said.
the event it was like having sev- "Shall I say, 'With friendship'?"
eral hundred people standing in By Gate 15 there was a sign that
a labyrinth waiting to have their said, "Passengers Only Beyond
hooks autographed. And the books! This Point." But there was a lot
Huge stacks of every books Anais of tiled corridor beyond the sign
Nin had ever written were piled so we escorted Anais Nin until
up on shelves and counters, most we came to an arched metal de-
of them still wrapped in plastic vice that looked like a time ma-
as they had come from the pub- chine manned by a monkey in
lisher. These books, which had uniform.
been ignored when they first came "This is good-bye," Anais Nin
out and had been out of print un- i said to Benjamin Franklin.
til the early 1960's, were now sell- "Good-bye, Anais," Benjamin
ing like hotcakes . in overpriced Franklin said. "Have a good
paperback editions. Anais Nin had flight."
been seated at a table with a pitch- Anais Nin said good-bye to Ben-
er of water, a vase of flowers, a jamin Franklin's neighbor and to
pen, and huge stacks of every one Mr. and Mrs. Rudolf. Then she
of her books, stack which were turned to me. "Good-bye," she
replenished from time to time by said and kissed me on the cheek.
a lackey who stood beside her ex- "I will write you permission to
pressly for that purpose. I look at the manuscripts."
I was astonished by how much "Thank you," I said, hugging
she could say in a few words. It' her.
is impossible to have anything but Then she was gone.
a heart-to-heart talk with Anais "I don't like the idea of her
Nin. ' travelling alone," M r s . Rudolf
I remembered reading some- said.
where that she said she wrote in "I would go," I said. "All some-
order to pave the way for personal one has to do is get me a ticket.
relationships; that is, she is al- "You know," she said, "I think'
ways interested in the people that you're in love with her."
her books attract. And looking "What makes you say that?" I
around, I was, too. There were said, alarmed, putting on my best
two or three other serious Nin- Hemingway bravado.
watchers like myself who were "It's obvious," she said.
just hanging around, bug-eyed and ; XWe turned and saw Benjamin
bug-eared, listening and watching ,Franklin far down the hall, head-
not professional Ninologists like ing for the parking lot. When we
Benjamin Franklin (who had not caught up to him he asked if any-
even appeared at the bookstore) one had noticed the girl going on
but people simply fascinated by the plane with Anais Nin carrying
the Diaries, by the author's per- a copy of Winter of Artifice.
sonality, perhaps by the myth of * *
Paris as it was between the wars. THE incident at the airport was
The first of the other literary on Wednesday night and spring
groupies I noticed was a willowy vacation started for me on Friday
blond girl in a short red frock at twelve o'clock after my Law-
who stared constantly at Anais Nin rence freak professor's class. It

Paris Between the Wars."'

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