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Becoming Virginia WoolfHer Early Diaries and the Diaries She Read$
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Barbara Lounsberry

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049915

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049915.001.0001

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The Diary Coalesces

The Diary Coalesces

(p.163) 7 The Diary Coalesces
Becoming Virginia Woolf

Barbara Lounsberry

University Press of Florida

Woolf’s various diary styles and forms fuse from 1915 to 1918. In 1915, she blends place and portrait, event and thought into an engaging life diary tapestry. In 1917, she writes herself back from illness through her country Asheham House Natural History Diary, but soon adds a city diary to this country diary, writing in both diaries on 17 days in this, her most intensive year of diary-writing. In her first 1918 Hogarth House Diary she both extends individual diary entries and merges them, and she blends her country and city styles as well. We leave her in July 1918 ready to launch her mature, spare (modernist) diary style. The diaries Woolf reads during this expansive and coalescing time could not be more fortuitous: Mary (Seton) Berry’s diaries which offer the whole kernel of A Room of One’s Own; the Goncourt brothers’ collaborative Journals which spur Woolf to try a collaborative diary; and the diaries of the literary curate Stopford Brooke which showed her a searching mind, one continually opening and unifying across his highly creative days.

Keywords:   Asheham House Natural History diary, Goncourt journals, Goncourt brothers, Mary Berry, Stopford Brooke, collaborative diary

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