Over ten years in the making, this anthology of the world's greatest diaristspays tribute to a fascinating genre that is at once the most intimate and themost public of all literary forms.
A remarkably wide-ranging anthology - laid out, day by day, like a diary - The Assassin's Cloak has been universally praised. With entries from Pepys, Boswell, Scott, Woolf and Adrian Mole; Kenneth Williams, Brian Eno, Jean Cocteau, Evelyn Waugh and Alan Clark, there are 365 opportunities to combine diarists of a distinctly different hue - from different ages and walks of life, with wildly different tones and agendas. The result is a studiously eclectic and gloriously serendipitous gathering that can be read selectively or continuously. In the most readable way, The Assassin's Cloak pays tribute to a fascinating genre.
The Assassin's Cloak gathers brief and often wonderful entries by poets and philosophers, businessmen and barons for each day of the year....This book is for the expert and the dilettante, for the coffee table and the reference shalf.
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