The Assassin's Cloak: Diaries and Journals

Scottish poet William Soutar called a diary an "assassin's cloak" because, as he wrote, it tempts us to betray ourselves as well as others: "becoming thereby an alter ego sharing with us the denigrations which we would be ashamed of voicing aloud; a diary is an assassin's cloak which we wear when we stab a comrade in the back with a pen. And here is this diary proving its culpability to its own harm -- for how much on this page is true to the others?"

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message 1: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Clever premise here.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Bettie wrote: "Clever premise here."

I stole it from The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists ... :)


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Lobstergirl Spam alert: #36 Sex and Crime: Oliver's Strange Journey.

Author and his cronies have spammed this book onto 35 pages of Listopias.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Lobstergirl wrote: "Spam alert: #36 Sex and Crime: Oliver's Strange Journey.

Author and his cronies have spammed this book onto 35 pages of Listopias."


Thanks for the warning. Spam removed (also 2 other entries in a similar vein).


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