Online Diaries
August 26, 2005 9:04 AM   Subscribe

We know you can read Pepys diaries a page a day online. (Previous Mefi post here.) But there are more. Kafka's Diaries. W.N.P Barbellion's diaries (The Journal of a Disappointed Man, highly recommended.) The Diary of a Nobody (the page a day seems to be down, but the whole Punch series is here.) The Notebooks of Da Vinci. Henry David Thoreau, day by day. Fibroid Sludge, the cartoon diary of Irven Spence. A previous MeFi post on Martha Ballard's historical diary. And of course, that diary of one day, Ulysses, a page a day.
posted by OmieWise (11 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Wow. Thanks!
I had previously wondered if there were more such projects like the Pepys diary, but was alwasy too lazy to do the digging.
posted by safetyfork at 10:03 AM on August 26, 2005

Oooh. DaVinci's notebooks online! I knew the internets were good for something!

posted by grapefruitmoon at 10:11 AM on August 26, 2005

The Irv Spence blog is actually called 'Filboid Sudge', but I don't think the blog's author will hold it againt you.
posted by maryh at 10:23 AM on August 26, 2005

Oops, thanks maryh, amazing what the mind will provide in the way of pattern recognition. That also means I need to credit Robot Johnny for his previous MeFi post about Spence's cartoons. It didn't come up during my search, because I'm an idiot.
posted by OmieWise at 10:34 AM on August 26, 2005

Excellent post OmieWise. I knew of a few of these but it's great to have them all together.
posted by peacay at 10:59 AM on August 26, 2005

DaVinci's notebook?
posted by MrMoonPie at 11:47 AM on August 26, 2005

This is brilliant, thanks OmieWise! like safetyfork I'd only known of the Pepys diaries and didn't bother to look around.

I love the idea of the Ulysses one page a day. I've never managed to read it all.
posted by funambulist at 11:49 AM on August 26, 2005

And don't forget Dracula Blogged.
posted by languagehat at 2:20 PM on August 26, 2005

Are they doing this with a script that snips a page a day, or is it posted manually?

I'd love to email myself an ebook a page at a time, something I'd otherwise be too lazy to slog through.
posted by mecran01 at 8:22 PM on August 26, 2005

Wow, thanks for Filboid Sludge - amazing.
posted by jack_mo at 5:00 PM on August 28, 2005

I'm thinking of putting up Proust a page a day, but I haven't decided yet. Mercran01, I think they must do it by hand.
posted by OmieWise at 10:46 AM on September 13, 2005

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