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Selected Diaries

Author : Virginia Woolf
ISBN : 0099518252
Genre : Women novelists, English
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Virginia Woolf turned to her diary as to an intimate friend, to whom she could freely and spontaneously confide her thoughts on public events or the joys and trials of domestic life. Between 1st January 1915 and her death in 1941 she regularly recorded her thoughts with unfailing grace, courage, honesty and wit. The result is one of the greatest diaries in the English language.

Saturday Night Lives

Author : John Fraser
ISBN : 0771031319
Genre : Journalists
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For seven years (1987-94) John Fraser was editor of the venerable and lively magazine Saturday Night. Working for its controversial owner, Conrad Black (who turned out not to be the bully of popular imagination, as you’ll read in the introduction to the book), Fraser had one tough job – actually six. He had to put out monthly issues, on time; to rescue the magazine from the circulation and economic doldrums it had fallen into; to cajole Canada’s top writers into contributing; to discover and nurture up-and-coming writers; to keep skittish advertisers happy; and to write something smart and fresh for each issue – his Diary. Thank goodness for the Diary. For while Fraser proved to be a marvellous editor who accomplished all of the above, had the first five been his only tasks, Canada would have lost one of its best writers under piles of manuscripts, phone messages, business plans, and ever-improving circulation figures. The Diary allowed Fraser to write about whatever was on his mind. Happily, but not surprisingly, his concerns reflected the concerns of most adult Canadians at the end of the century. Now the best and most enduring of his Diaries have been gathered as Saturday Night Lives! Here, Fraser gives us everything from astute and original takes on Canada’s political and cultural life to savage satires on the depopulation of Atlantic Canada; from comic take-offs of Revenue Canada’s income-tax guides to denunciations of the horrific suppression of China’s democracy movement. (This last Diary won a National Magazine award and fuelled a bitter fight in the House of Commons over trade with China.) Fraser’s wry and whimsical side is also shown in Saturday Night Lives! as he wonders what ever happened to the cherubim and seraphim who once populated the heavens or writes in bewilderment about why he’s stopped raging at Brian Mulroney. Those who have never before read Fraser’s Diary are in for a treat, and faithful readers of Saturday Night will welcome having the best of the Diaries between two covers.

Self Portrait With Friends

Author : Cecil Beaton
ISBN : UOM:39015019043812
Genre : Photographers
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Noted British photographer Cecil Beaton provides insights into his own life and the personalities of the performers, aristocrats, artists, and other famous people he encountered.

Between Paris And St Petersburg

Author : Zinaida Nikolaevna Gippius
ISBN : UOM:39015008022041
Genre : History
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Joseph Cornell S Theater Of The Mind

Author : Joseph Cornell
ISBN : 0500282439
Genre : Art
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Joseph Cornell is a legendary yet living presence in American art. His famous boxes, with their ineffably perfect choice of elements -- the stuffed birds, the buttons and toys, the fragments of old theatrical posters, the poignant allusions to the worlds of the nineteenth-century ballet and opera -- are some of the most recognizable signatures in all of twentieth-century art.From this extended selection of his diaries and other written material, Cornell emerges as a deeply dedicated and conscious artist, though one whose personality was every bit as unusual as many had perceived. Cornell used his diaries as he used his boxes, to capture and preserve his passing feelings, his momentary urges, and his anguished hesitations. He was an incessant and brilliant recorder of his thoughts as he considered his art or traveled to New York to haunt the antiquarian bookstores and shops where he collected material for his boxes.We see here his deep immersion in French symbolist poetry and his intense interest in his surrealist contemporaries. We see also his plangent yearning for les sylphides, the fairies of the ballet world who seemed to be reincarnated for him in the form of waitresses, dancers, actresses, and shop girls in his own world. Cornell corresponded with an astonishing range of people including Parker Tyler, Marianne Moore, Tony Curtis, Robert Motherwell, and Susan Sontag. His letters were often sent in the form of collages, and several of them are reproduced in this book.

The Selected Diaries Of Lou Sullivan

Author : Lou Sullivan
ISBN : 1643620177
Genre : Literary Collections
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Drawn from Lou Sullivan's meticulously kept journals, this landmark book records the life of arguably the first publicly gay trans man to medically transition.

Joseph Cornell Theater Of The Mind

Author : Joseph Cornell
ISBN : OCLC:1138935581
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New Selected Journals 1939 1995

Author : Stephen Spender
ISBN : 9780571294114
Genre : Literary Collections
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Private faces in public places Are wiser and nicer Than public faces in private places. W.H. Auden, dedication to Stephen Spender, 1932 Stephen Spender wrote almost a million words of journal entries between his September Journal in 1939 and his death in 1995. In choosing from these voluminous journals for the new edition, the editors have tried to provide a picture of the various lives Spender brought together in autobiographical form. The earlier 1985 edition of the Journals was overseen by the author, and it privileged his thoughts about poetry - his own and other people's. The new edition includes the final ten years of Spender's life and provides access to the more intimate thoughts and feelings of the private man, but equally documents his life as a public intellectual who played a part in shaping the European literary and intellectual culture of his age. As we look back on the dramatic events of the twentieth century, we find that Spender was involved in many of them: the reconstruction of Germany and the construction of Europe (as Unesco's first Literary Councillor), the development of the cultural Cold War (as editor of Encounter), the founding of Israel, the anti-Vietnam movement in America. The Journals provide a personal version of sixty turbulent years of the twentieth century, hovering between diary, autobiography and history.

Diaries And Selected Letters

Author : Mikhail Bulgakov
ISBN : 9780714545608
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The career of Mikhail Bulgakov, the author of The Master and Margarita - now regarded as one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century literature - was characterized by a constant and largely unsuccessful struggle against state censorship. This suppression did not only apply to his art: in 1926 his personal diaries were seized by the authorities. From then on he confined his thoughts to letters to his friends and family, as well as to public figures such as Stalin and his fellow Soviet writer Gorky.This ample selection from the diaries and letters of Mikhail Bulgakov, mostly translated for the first time into English, provides an insightful glimpse into the author's world and into a fascinating period of Russian history and literature, telling the tragic tale of the fate of an artist under a totalitarian regime.

The Bath Archives A Further Selection From The Diaries And Letters Of Sir G Jackson From 1809 To 1816 Ed By Lady Jackson

Author : sir George Jackson
ISBN : OXFORD:600022075
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