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  • adj. Pertaining to diaries or diarists; in the style of a diary.


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From diarist +‎ -ic.


  • A compelling storyteller with many voices lyric, operatic and diaristic, Ms. Snyder is often provocative; occasionally didactic or off-key.

    The Lady of the Wild Things

  • It is a part of her practice that is very much "diaristic": not a daily practice per se, she documents everything in her life in this specific project.

    Anne Couillaud: Day-to-Day (PHOTOS): Artists' Daily Practices Incorporate the Time Dimension

  • I actually find painting my girlfriend an absolute necessity in properly recording my life since all my paintings are diaristic on some level.

    David Coggins: Full Frontal: An Interview With Les Rogers

  • The 3-by-5-inch prints wind around three walls, demonstrating the diaristic possibilities of picture-taking with a small camera as well as its tendency to aggrandize trivia and flatten relationships, leaving narrative threads loose rather than laced up.

    When Color Burst Through

  • Ms. Snyder has many modes, from handheld and diaristic (she scrawls words across her paintings) to mural-scale and operatic — artworks in which she voices her feelings about world events.

    Portrait of an Artist's Hype

  • Favores celestiales is a diaristic work he wrote about his missionary activities between 1687 and 1710, the year before his death.

    The indelible imprint of Father Kino (1644–1711)

  • Scrawled notes, torn valentines, diaristic scribbled words, fabric, papier-mâché and wallpaper appear.

    Joan Snyder.

  • Dylan's bedroom soliloquies and I-just-bit-a-lemon frowns look like the usual diaristic fumblings of self-navigation that have snowballed lately into a culture of confessional YouTube clips -- canonical descendants of the LonelyGirl15 character who, if she appeared back in the '80s, might just have written bad poetry and shelved it in her closet.

    Jeremy Axelrod: "quarterlife": Gen-Y Bloggers Shake The Cradle

  • The article is heavily diaristic; for a magazine that exists to explain "The Way We Live Now" every week, it's light in sociology or cultural grasping, focusing instead on the writer's relationships and her job.

    New York Times Magazine Exposes Readers to Blogger [Update]

  • Brazil's diaristic excesses are a fascinating addition to the canon of abject confessionalism.



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