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  • ISBN 1886913021
  • ISBN13 978-1886913028
  • Language English
  • Author Thomas Mallon
  • Publisher Hungry Mind Press; 1st edition (September 1, 1995)
  • Pages 314
  • Formats doc txt azw lit
  • Category Reference
  • Subcategory Writing Research and Publishing Guides
  • Size ePub 1981 kb
  • Size Fb2 1934 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 700

An investigation into the art and history of diary writing as well as a guide to the great diaries and private chronicles of the famous, the infamous, and the anonymous

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One real pleasure of this book is its ability to convey, through snippets of diaries, the rich diversity of style which is possible in writing about one's own life and times

One real pleasure of this book is its ability to convey, through snippets of diaries, the rich diversity of style which is possible in writing about one's own life and times. Despite some very different approaches, Mallon still manages to keep focused on the unifying theme of why people write in the first place, insisting that all diarists really expect that, sometime (and that may be after death), their words will be read and their voices will matter. Hungry Mind Find Press is to be commended for re-issuing this fascinating little book, filled with some very big ideas about life and the.

A wonderful book designed to appeal to all people who keep diaries and all those interested in the diaries of others (usually one and the same, I dare say).

Thomas Mallon, author of "In Fact", is a frequent contributor to many magazines & journals.

Tam incelemeyi okuyun. Thomas Mallon, author of "In Fact", is a frequent contributor to many magazines & journals. His column, "Doubting Thomas" ran for six years in GQ. His novels Dewey Defeats Truman & Henry & Clara were New York Times Notable Books. A recipient of Guggenheim & Rockefeller fellowships, he lives in Westport, Connecticut. A book of one's own: people and their diaries Penguin Nonfiction Series A penguin book: Biography.

A Book of One's Own, an informal guide to the great diaries of literature, was published in 1984 and gave Mallon his first dose of critical acclaim. A book of one's own : people and their diaries. In A Book of One's Own, Mallon covers a wide range of diarists from Samuel Pepys to Anais Nin. He explained his enthusiasm for the genre by saying: "Writing books is too good an idea to be left to authors. Ticknor & Fields.

Find nearly any book by Thomas Mallon. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. A Book of One's Own: People and Their Diaries: ISBN 9781886913028 (978-1-886913-02-8) Softcover, Hungry Mind Press, 1995. Dewey Defeats Truman. ISBN 9780517361405 (978-0-517-36140-5) Hardcover, Random House Value Publishing, 1999.

A BOOK OF ONE'S OWN People and Their Diaries. 318 pp. New York: Ticknor & Fields. SOME five million blank diaries are sold in this country each year, according to Thomas Mallon's ''Book of One's Ow. '

A BOOK OF ONE'S OWN People and Their Diaries. ' In a society reportedly drifting away from the written word, there is something cheering in that statistic. While we don't know how many of those diaries will in fact meet pen or pencil, we can confidently say that a perceived need to set one's own story to paper remains, in this the Video Age, stubbornly pervasive.

A book of one's own. people and their diaries. Bibliography: p. -310. Published 1984 by Ticknor & Fields in New York. 809. Library of Congress.

Talk about A Book of One's Own: People and Their Diaries


Pettalo
This isn't exactly light reading, but it is fascinating. The author discusses the content and possible impetus for the diaries of famous (and a few not so famous) people throughout history. Unfortunately, it resulted in my adding a huge number of books to my reading list from the bibliography.
Shalizel
A wonderful book designed to appeal to all people who keep diaries and all those interested
in the diaries of others (usually one and the same, I dare say). The author, Mr. Mallon, is
wise, witty, provocative, and entertaining, and admits to being one of us! He has, moreover,
a wide acquaintance with almost all the published diaries currently available in libraries,
including--but by no means limited to--those of professional writers or of the famous and
infamous. After perusing Mallon's excerpts and commentaries, you will know precisely which
collections you will want to check out, investigate further, and eventually own. The genre
itself is much more extensive than I had known, and Mallon has set me off on some remarkable
new reading experiences!
Zugar
I teach classes in Journaling - a fairly broad term which includes diaries. In its connection to the human condition which is unique to this book, and is a great resource of stories and experiences which are shared. People in my classes listen to the stories and come to realize how valuable their own stories are in the journaling process. It contains some background history, and it conveys warmth for the lives which journaling allows the reader to share.
Capella
I decided to buy this book because it was listed in a bibliography in one of my Wicca books. It's not my usual cup of tea, and it sat around awhile before I picked it up. Once I started, I couldn't stop. It was so interesting to get to have peeks into people's private lives. It really helped me to decide what I want to express in my own diary, and what I want to do with them when I die.
Invissibale
the book arrived in excellent condition and I have almost fnished reading it once!
Nalme
strange book not easy to get into, but interesting in parts
Alsanadar
Peeking through keyholes of private lives. That's one feeling generated from reading Mallon's analysis of both famous and obscure diarists. Not that the scenes brought to our own mind's vision always ring with truth. Mallon offers fascinating commentary on how the records might reflect deeply seated frustrations, anomosities, or other sources of bias.
One real pleasure of this book is its ability to convey, through snippets of diaries, the rich diversity of style which is possible in writing about one's own life and times. Despite some very different approaches, Mallon still manages to keep focused on the unifying theme of why people write in the first place, insisting that all diarists really expect that, sometime (and that may be after death), their words will be read and their voices will matter. Hungry Mind Find Press is to be commended for re-issuing this fascinating little book, filled with some very big ideas about life and the challenge of making sense out o! f it all. Anyone who has ever written in a diary, or has thought about that pursuit, will find this read to be very intriguing indeed.
Peeking through keyholes of private lives. That's one feeling generated from reading Mallon's analysis of both famous and obscure diarists. Not that the scenes brought to our own mind's vision always ring with truth. Mallon offers fascinating commentary on how the records might reflect deeply seated frustrations, anomosities, or other sources of bias.
One real pleasure of this book is its ability to convey, through snippets of diaries, the rich diversity of style which is possible in writing about one's own life and times. Despite some very different approaches, Mallon still manages to keep focused on the unifying theme of why people write in the first place, insisting that all diarists really expect that, sometime (and that may be after death), their words will be read and their voices will matter. Hungry Mind Find Press is to be commended for re-issuing this fascinating little book, filled with some very big ideas about life and the challenge of making sense out o! f it all. Anyone who has ever written in a diary, or has thought about that pursuit, will find this read to be very intriguing indeed.