THE CRITICAL DIARY BETWEEN THE SOCIAL SELF AND THE (IN)FIDELITY OF WRITING

Posted On Oct 17 2011 by

Among the biographical genres, the diary is the most disputed. Many consider it«a minor genre» and even those who practise it, the diarists, do not always place much hope in it. … As a rule, the diary is conceived as a writing adjacent to the poem or the novel. Memoirs, autobiographies, confessions – its older relatives – succeeded in gaining recognition and in constructing the models they needed