Monday, August 02, 2004

Another fascination with Barbellion is the way in which his Journal resembles a weblog, nearly a hundred years before the form was invented. It is this aspect of his book which makes it seem so contemporary because, unlike many diarists, he is writing for a contemporary audience, for now, since he knew there was no sense in addressing himself to posterity.
Martin Edmond writes on the Journal of W.N.P. Barbellion at Luca Antara, & discovers Maria Bashkirtseff's "I am the Most Interesting Book of All" along the way.

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