NIN, ANAÏS. [1913–1919] Frenchwoman of letters. At age eleven she emigrated to New York with her mother and two brothers. Finding the city “ugly” and “superficial,” she feared falling victim to its pulsing ambition. Over the next six years, however, her sentiments changed as she came to see ambition as a creative force in her work. Her entries are published as Linotte: The Early Diary of Anaïs Nin 1914 –1920.