May. 5th, 2017

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I've been reading the Mr Robot book, Red Wheelbarrow (eps1.91_redwheelbarr0w.txt) , which is designed to look like a composition book journal kept by the main character. It got me thinking about fictional journals and then about historical journals.

Does anyone have any recommendations of interesting fictional journals, particularly those that are commentaries on the act of journaling? I'm liking the Mr Robot one but it's really an extended exercise in unreliable narrative, so I'm curious as to how else journaling has been used in fiction in interesting ways.

It also made me think of the book Maud: The Illustrated Diary of a Victorian Woman which I loved as a kid/teenager. It's actually the book that inspired me to start keeping journals. Does anyone know of any other cool, creative or fascinating historical journals that might serve as inspiration for journal keepers today?



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