Beyond Words

Beyond Words

200 Years of Illustrated Diaries

Book - 2011
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Offering insights into the diverse motives for keeping diaries, Snyder (Bancroft Library, U. of California, Berkeley), a diarist herself, introduces journals illustrated with drawings and photographs that provide insights into their writer's lives, dreams, and times. Well-known diarists featured include Mark Twain, John Muir, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Others are lesser-known authors, activists, adult and adolescent travelers in the 18th to 20st centuries, a deaf woman, and a Japanese-American relocation camp internee during World War II who wrote that: "In my journal, I am at ease." With beautifully-reproduced illustrations, the landscape-formatted volume includes information about the Bancroft Library, the co- publisher. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Heyday : Bancroft Library, University of California, c2011
ISBN: 9781597141642
Characteristics: 149 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 x 30 cm


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