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Daily Modernism: The Literary Diaries of Virginia Woolf, Antonia White, Elizabeth Smart, and Anaïs Nin
Redrawing established boundaries between genres, Podnieks builds a broad critical and theoretical range on which she maps the diary as an aesthetic work, showing how diaries inscribe the aesthetics of literary modernisms. Drawing on feminist theory, literary history, biography, and personal anecdotes, she argues that the diary is an especially subversive space for women wr ...more
Hardcover, 424 pages
Published January 26th 2000 by McGill-Queen's University Press
(first published January 1st 2000)
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Research for Anais Nin fashion conference paper, this had some compelling essays on how diary writing-- differentiated from masculine (and more "serious," respected journal writing) is a modern phenomenon of female expression. Lines between pure fiction and edited, re-written non-fiction are blurred, as in Anais Nin's Diaries.