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March is Women’s History Month
In the past thrity years there have been a flood of women’s diaries and journals have been discovered and published. Attics, basements and libraries have provided perfect veils for the words and thoughts of women. No one excepted that others would be interesting in their thoughts or lives. So many lived blindingly boring lives trying to be what she was supposed to be. Feminist scholars have found many and later generations recognized the gift their grandmothers left for the world. Several anthologies of these finds have been compiled and published in honor of these women who were invisible and silent except for their pens.
It is hard to describe the variety of women’s diaries, journals, and letters; they resist categorization and comparison They now are called discontinuous prose. Or writing that is done. Often letters are included in women’s writing. Diaries are often categorized by…
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