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Two Diaries Marcus E. Ryan

Two Diaries

Marcus E. Ryan

Published November 28th 2003
ISBN : 9781589394971
Paperback
288 pages
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Two Diaries traces the lives of two artists, whose creativity and sensitivity allow them to expand their inner lives, friendships and careers. Both began keeping diaries in the early 1970s and kept writing over a 25-year period, through their ownMoreTwo Diaries traces the lives of two artists, whose creativity and sensitivity allow them to expand their inner lives, friendships and careers. Both began keeping diaries in the early 1970s and kept writing over a 25-year period, through their own personal crises and accomplishments. Because of the situations they experience, their writing addresses a wide spectrum of topics from love and meaning to business, wilderness preservation, design, war and disaster.The same creativity and sensitivity later dooms them to misunderstandings and instability (like the operation of tragedy, what worked when they were young, did not work when they applied it to older careers and lives). Each finds that writing about ones self changes ones self. The diary entries, intended to record feelings and events, become as important as what they were to record. The two diaries spiral around each other in complex patterns, until layers of fantasies, lies and revisions change the directions of real lives. The imagery includes paintings, drawings, poems, word-play and letters. The diaries have a form of expression with a historical succession and the depth of individual experiences. The tension between the diary entries, which only the reader can perceive and understand, highlights the drama and tragedy of their lives.