The Century that Wrote Itself

UKBBC4, 20.03.2017, 00:40

The Written Self. Series in which author Adam Nicolson takes an intimate look at the 17th century's diarists and letter writers and how they produced the first great age of self-depiction. The first episode traces our modern sense of self back to the time when ordinary people first took up the quill. At a time of great upheaval writing was both a means of escape and of fighting for what you believed.

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