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What is a diary and why do we keep them? Why do diarists feel compelled to record life, to collect memories and reflections? What happens when snapshots found in a junk store not only spark childhood memories but drive the creation of a diary?

White Snake Diary explores the diary as a literary genre: what it looks like and what it can tell us about life and self-inscribers.
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Paperback, 202 pages
Expected publication: April 10th 2020 by Atmosphere Press
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Virginia Morris
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Well, at first couldnt figure out how to enter the review here, but didnt give up, had to click the stars first and then- now -just realized how to do this:
Jane Perrys White Snake Diary is a delight to read. Why? Because one does not know what will happen next. One is transported into, first, an adult world where dreams can be deeply disturbing, and then, a childs world where every day experiences can be exhilarating and/or distressing by turns. I stopped trying to figure out who was Caroline
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Suzanne. Cubbison
The unexpected find of a young girls diary and snapshot collection in a junk store inspired the author to unearth her own childhood diary. Her experience evoked many memories and gave rise to questions about diaries and diarists.

Jane Perrys book WHITE SNAKE DIARY: EXPLORING SELF-INSCRIBERS is an enjoyable, thought-provoking blend of the personal and the academic. In delving into the motivations of diarists, the author draws on sources as different as Henry David Thoreau, Virginia Woolf, David
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Bruce Perry
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
White Snake Diary is a highly readable, wide ranging non-fiction book about the nature of journal and diary writing. Being compelled to capture the details and events of our lives appears to be lodged in DNA, we've been doing it for several millennia (and how pertinent this attribute is to today's current events!). I've kept a fitness/biohacking log myself for 21 years now; it unintentionally evolved into a diary, if a pithy one (my mileage and heart rate for the morning will suddenly be ...more
Paula Whitacre
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
From her own pages to the record of Samuel Pepys and many people in between, Jane P. Perrys White Snake Diary creates a collage that proves the enduring power of a diary to illuminate, educate, and amaze. Prepare yourself to become immersed and enchanted. ...more
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