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A Dishcloth Round My Soul
2018-07-15 17:54
‘I look through my diary notes from work on A Dream Play [Strindberg], not very encouraging reading. I was in bad shape, uneasy, dejected, tired, my right hip hurting and aching contin… Read More
Teedon And The Poet Cowper
2018-07-11 10:31
Samuel Teedon, an unremarkable school teacher at Olney, just southeast of Northampton, England, was buried 220 years ago today. He would certainly not be remembered today but for a diary he… Read More
Nanda’s Views On Planning
2018-07-04 19:31
Gulzarilal Nanda, a Punjabi politician twice interim prime minister of India, was born 120 years ago today. As a young follower of Gandhi, he was imprisoned a couple of times for non-violent… Read More
Blatant Self-seekers
2018-07-04 10:52
’I am very fond of John. He was a very capable PM, making the economy the best ever. However, the modern Tory Party is top-heavy with shallow minds and blatant self-seekers. They expec… Read More
Nobody To Dig The Graves
2018-06-28 20:48
‘On the 19th of May, died Erich Hansen Li, who, throughout the voyage, had been very industrious and willing, and had neither offended anyone nor deserved any punishment. He had dug ma… Read More
2018-06-22 15:43
‘We saw a sign of the times tonight: I had some shopping to do and my husband ran me down in the car. We came back by a lane that has always been used by courting couples since I can r… Read More
Diaries Of A Musical Theorist
2018-06-19 21:17
‘D-minor Quartet of Schoenberg, by [the] Rosé [Quartet]. A single, long-drawn-out atrocity! If there were such a thing as criminals in the realm of art, one would have to count… Read More
Quarrelling With Fyodor
2018-06-09 07:00
‘I was thankful when this miserable day came to an end, for I detest quarrelling. Fyodor never waked me to give me my good-night kiss, and that is a bad sign. But perhaps it was better… Read More
What Might Have Been
2018-06-01 08:00
André Laurendeau, a French Canadian writer and politician, died 60 years ago today. He is most well remembered for spending the last five years of his life as chairman of the ambitiou… Read More
Hope Remains Above All
2018-05-19 17:48
‘The arrival of this “Red Guard,” as it is now called, or any armed detachment, excites rumors and fear here. It was simply amusing to hear what they say these last few day… Read More

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