Brief History of Diaries From Pepys to Blogs

ISBN-10: 1843919702
ISBN-13: 9781843919704
Edition: 2010
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Description: Award-winning author and expert in the field Alexandra Johnson traces the diary's quirky and compelling history through centuries of writing for and about one's self. At a time when journals are staking their territory on the blogosphere, this is a  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Hesperus Press
Publication date: 11/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Award-winning author and expert in the field Alexandra Johnson traces the diary's quirky and compelling history through centuries of writing for and about one's self. At a time when journals are staking their territory on the blogosphere, this is a timely consideration of the diary's origins and its long history.

She is the author of Hidden Writer: Diaries & the Creative Life, which won the PEN/Jerard Fund Award for nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in many national publications including The New Yorker, the New York Times Book Review, & The Nation. She currently teaches memoir writing & creative nonfiction at Wellesley College & the Harvard Extension School, where she won the James E. Conway award for distinguished teacher of writing. She lives near Boston.

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