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The Resource The private life of the diary : from Pepys to tweets, Sally Bayley

The private life of the diary : from Pepys to tweets, Sally Bayley

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The private life of the diary : from Pepys to tweets
Title
The private life of the diary
Title remainder
from Pepys to tweets
Statement of responsibility
Sally Bayley
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Diaries keep secrets, harbouring our fantasies and fictional histories. They are substitute boyfriends, girlfriends, spouses and friends. But in this age of social media, the role of the diary as a private confidante has been replaced by a culture of public self-disclosure. 'The Private Life of the Diary' is an elegantly-told story of the evolution - and perhaps death - of the diary. It traces its origins to 17th-century naval administrator, Samuel Pepys, and continues to 20th-century diarist Virginia Woolf, who recorded everything from her personal confessions about her irritation with her servants to her memories of Armistice Day and the solar eclipse of 1927. Sally Bayley explores how diaries can sometimes record our lives as we live them, but that we often indulge our fondness for self-dramatization, like the teenaged Sylvia Plath who proclaimed herself 'The Girl Who Would be God'
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StDuBDS
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Bayley, Sally
Dewey number
  • 809.9'83
  • 809.983
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Diaries
  • Literature
Label
The private life of the diary : from Pepys to tweets, Sally Bayley
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781783522224
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781783522224
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The private life of the diary : from Pepys to tweets, Sally Bayley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781783522224
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781783522224
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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