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Writing and reading diaries in mid-twentieth-century Britain
journal contributionposted on 2018-06-08, 15:30 authored by Victoria Stewart
Using the diaries of Jean Lucey Pratt as a case study, the article assesses the impact of the availability of published diaries in mid-twentieth-century Britain on conventions in diary-writing practice. Consideration is also given to the effect of Pratt’s involvement in Mass-Observation on her perception of her diary, and to the wider influence of Mass-Observation on twentieth-century diary-writing, given that this project troubles the idea of the diary as an individualistic, private form of writing.
CitationLiterature and History, 2018, 27 (1), pp. 47-61
Author affiliation/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of Arts
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