Women's Diaries Diaries As Psychologicalscholarship - Essay

Diaries As Psychologicalscholarship

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

DIARIES AS PSYCHOLOGICAL SCHOLARSHIP

Martha Tomhave Blauvelt (essay date 1993)

SOURCE: "'This Altogather Precious tho Wholy Worthless Book': The Diary of Mary Guion, 1800-1852," in Anxious Power: Reading, Writing, and Ambivalence in Narrative by Women, edited by Carol J. Singley and Susan Elizabeth Sweeney, State University of New York Press, 1993, pp. 125-141.

[In the following essay, Blauvelt uses the diary of Mary Guion (1782-1871) to explore from a feminist critical perspective issues that affected nineteenth-century women as a whole: the reasons some kept diaries, the ways diaries functioned in their lives, and the interplay between...

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