The Role of the Diary in a Crisis
May 22, 2020
The coronavirus that has taken over the world is creating a classic diary-writing era. It is highly likely that many individuals experience this personal and collective disaster are turning to diary writing as a relief, a contemplation, and a testimony. In their diaries, they record the subjective experience of history: a theoretical and intellectual inquiry suddenly transformed into a reality of tragic brutality. Diaries are not always written in paradise.