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"Whom do I tell when I tell a blank page?" Virginia Woolf's question is one that generations of readers and writers searching to map a creative life have asked of their own diaries. No other document quite compares with the intimacies and yearnings, the confessions and desires, revealed in the pages of a diary. Presenting seven portraits of literary and creative lives, Alexandra Johnson illuminates the secret world of writers and their diaries, and shows how over generations these writers have used the diary to solve a common set of creative and life questions.

In Sonya Tolstoy's diary, we witness the conflict between love and vocation; in Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf's friendship, the nettle of rivalry among writing equals is revealed; and in

Alice James's diary, begun at age forty, the feelings of competition within a creative family are explored.

The Hidden Writer shows how the diaries of Marjory Fleming, Sonya Tolstoy, Alice James, Katherine Mansfield, Virginia Woolf, Anaïs Nin, and May Sarton negotiated the obstacle course of silence, ambition, envy, and fame. Destined to become a classic on writing and the diary as literary form, this is an essential book for anyone interested in the evolution of creative life.

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Presenting seven portraits of literary and creative lives, Alexandra Johnson illuminates the secret world of writers and their diaries. This volume tells how the diaries of Marjory Fleming, Sonya Tolstoy, Alice James, Katherine Mansfield, Virginia Woolf, Anais Nin, and May Sarton negotiated the obstacle course of silence, ambition, envy, and fame. 288 pp. 20,000 print.

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Deb Rhodes, July 16, 2014 (view all comments by Deb Rhodes)
This volume is invaluable for female writers who are passionate about writing their lives down, and who seek to understand more fully their creative process. I found the chapters intriguing and inspiring, and was left with a greater sense of how important it is to write one's truth.
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ISBN:
9780385478304
Author:
Johnson, Alexandra
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Johnson, Alexandra
Location:
New York
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
Creation
Subject:
Creative Ability
Subject:
English diaries
Subject:
Women and literature
Subject:
American diaries
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Feminist criticism
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
writing;journaling
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
1997:1
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.00x5.22x.77 in. .54 lbs.

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