Category: Famous Love Letters

A continuing, curated series of intimate letters between artists and their muses, letters from novelists, painters, tragic figures, fictional characters, fools and ghosts.  What the hell was going on with these crazed people?

Love Letters: James Joyce to Nora Barnacle (1909)

James Joyce was a colossal talent. He also wrote exceptionally dirty love letters to his muse and wife Nora Barnacle. Sotheby’s reported an erotic letter from Joyce to Barnacle was sold to a collector for £240,800 in 2005.

Famous Love Letters: Henry Miller and Anais Nin (1932)

Anais Nin wrote several controversial books exploring her sexuality including a 1932 memoir about her affair with American writer Henry Miller.