Thursday, January 2, 2014

Top ten literary diarists

Travis Elborough is co-editor of A London Year: 365 Days of City Life in Diaries, Journals and Letters.

For the Guardian he named a top ten list of literary diarists, including:
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

The leading figure in the Bloomsbury movement, Virginia Woolf kept diaries for much of her life. A multi-volume selection, beginning in 1915 and ending with her suicide by drowning in 1941, was edited by her nephew, Quentin Bell, and his wife, and published in the 1970s and 1980s. The diaries provide a window on life among the literary elite in the interwar years.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue