A Book of One's Own
People and Their DiariesBook - 1984
Mallon has assembled a guide to the great diaries of literature -- from Samuel Pepys to Anais Nin. Mallon has written a new introduction for this edition which comments on the political consequences of keeping a journal, as in the former controversy involving Sen. Bob Packwood. A diarist himself, Mallon places journal writers in history, fleshing them out with both background and witty anecdote.
Publisher: New York : Ticknor & Fields, 1984
Characteristics: xviii, 318 p. ; 21 cm