Daily Modernism: The Literary Diaries of Virginia Woolf, Antonia White, Elizabeth Smart, and Anais Nin

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Redrawing established boundaries between genres, Podnieks builds a broad critical and theoretical range on which she maps the diary as an aesthetic work, showing how diaries inscribe the aesthetics of literary modernisms. Drawing on feminist theory, literary history, biography, and personal anecdotes, she argues that the diary is an especially subversive space for women writers. Podnieks details how Virginia Woolf, Antonia White, Elizabeth Smart, and Ana?s Nin wrote their diaries under the pretence that they were...
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Overview

Redrawing established boundaries between genres, Podnieks builds a broad critical and theoretical range on which she maps the diary as an aesthetic work, showing how diaries inscribe the aesthetics of literary modernisms. Drawing on feminist theory, literary history, biography, and personal anecdotes, she argues that the diary is an especially subversive space for women writers. Podnieks details how Virginia Woolf, Antonia White, Elizabeth Smart, and Anaïs Nin wrote their diaries under the pretence that they were private, while always intending them to be published. She travelled extensively to examine the original diary manuscripts and offers unique first-hand descriptions of the manuscripts that underscore the artistic intentions of their authors. Daily Modernism contributes to the ongoing feminist revision of literary history and, in its disruption of traditional concepts of "major" and "minor" literary forms, paves the way for a much needed reconsideration of the diary as a valid literary achievement.
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"Daily Modernism refines and extends research on diary writing by explicating the literary aspects of diary making. It claims a place for diaries as public texts and begins to assert a female modernist tradition, anchoring that tradition in life writing." Helen M. Buss, Department of English, University of Calgary and author of Mapping Ourselves: Canadian Women's Autobiography "A most valuable contribution to the current debates in life writing circles. Podnieks' ability to synthesize traditions of criticism, current feminist and life writing theory and extant knowledge about the history and genre of the diary is most adroitly fashioned and also persuasively executed." Marlene Kadar, former director of the Graduate Programme in Interdisciplinary Studies, York University
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Toronto-based scholar Podnieks analyzes the diaries based on both the published volumes and the unpublished manuscripts. Her work on the manuscripts focuses on their physical qualities, exploring how the women designed their diaries as books with title pages, prefaces, indexes, illustrations, and other features and how elements such as handwriting, edited words and phrases, or torn-out pages illuminate facets of self-representation and self-preservation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780773520219
  • Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
  • Publication date: 1/26/2000
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.54 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction 3
1 Blurring Boundaries: Mapping the Diary as Autobiography and Fiction 13
2 "That profoundly female, and feminist, genre" 45
3 Life Writing a Modernist Text 71
4 Virginia Woolf's Diary: "the proper stuff of fiction" 97
5 "Still waiting for revelation: key to unlock": The Diaries of Antonia White, A Literary Case Study 165
6 "Keep out / Keep out / Your snooting snout": The Irresistible Diaries of Elizabeth Smart 225
7 "I was born to hear applause": Self-Promotion and Performance in the Diaries of Anais Nin 283
Conclusion 345
Notes 359
Bibliography 381
Index 397
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