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THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM PRESENTS MAJOR EXHIBITION DOCUMENTING THE PRACTICE OF DIARY KEEPING BY WRITERS, ARTISTS, AND OTHER CELEBRATED FIGURES SHOW INCLUDES EXAMPLES OF JOURNALS KEPT BY HENRY DAVID THOREAU, SIR WALTER SCOTT, CHARLOTTE BRONTË, JOHN STEINBECK, TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, BOB DYLAN, AND MANY OTHERS

Press release date: 
Friday, December 10, 2010

In an Age of Blogs and Social Media, the Exhibition Explores the Motivations Behind the Enduring Drive by Individuals to Record Their Thoughts and Actions

The Diary: Three Centuries of Private Lives Opens January 21, 2011

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Charlotte Brontë (1816–1855) relied on her diary to escape stifling work as a schoolteacher; Tennessee Williams (1911–1983) confided his loneliness and self-doubt; John Steinbeck (1902–1968) struggled to compose The Grapes of Wrath, and Bob Dylan (b. 1941) sketched his way through a concert tour.