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'Helen Garner’s second volume of diaries charts a tumultuous stage in her life. Beginning in 1987, as she embarks on an affair that she knows will be all-consuming, and ending in 1995 with the publication of The First Stone and the bombshell that followed it, Garner reveals the inner life of a woman in love and a great writer at work.

'With devastating honesty, she grapples with what it means for her sense of self to be so entwined with another—how to survive as an artist in a partnership that is both thrilling and uncompromising. And through it all we see the elevating, and grounding, power of work.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Epigraph : 'But evidently I had not understood enough, or rather, as I was slowly finding out, everything that one thinks one understands has to be understood over and over again, in its different aspects, each time with the same new shock of discovery.' - Marion Milner, An Experiment in Leisure

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2020 .
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      Extent: 297p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 3 November 2020.
      ISBN: 9781922330277 (hbk), 9781925923704 (ebk)

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Works about this Work

Practical Circumstance Moya Costello , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: TEXT : The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs , April vol. 25 no. 1 2021;

— Review of One Day I'll Remember This : Diaries 1987-1995 Helen Garner , 2020 single work diary
Painter’s Eye and a Poet’s Ear Peter Craven , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28 November 2020; (p. 14)

— Review of One Day I'll Remember This : Diaries 1987-1995 Helen Garner , 2020 single work diary

'Helen Garner’s diaries have always been some kind of overriding preoccupation for this writer who breaks down the barrier between fiction and nonfiction. Forty years ago her detractors declared of Monkey Grip, arguably the most game-changing novel in Australian history, that it was simply her diaries regurgitated and dressed up as art.' (Introduction)

The Calling to Write : The Latest Volume of Helen Garner's Diaries Nicholas Jose , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 427 2020;

— Review of One Day I'll Remember This : Diaries 1987-1995 Helen Garner , 2020 single work diary

'‘Unerring muse that makes the casual perfect’: Robert Lowell’s compliment to his friend Elizabeth Bishop comes to mind as I read Helen Garner. She is another artist who reveres the casual for its power to disrupt and illuminate. Nothing is ever really casual for her, but rather becomes part of a perfection that she resists at the same time. The ordinary in these diaries – the daily, the diurnal, the stumbled-upon, the breathing in and out – is turned into something else through the writer’s extraordinary craft.' (Introduction)

Guardian Australia Book Club: Join Helen Garner to Talk About Writing, Life, and Releasing Her Diaries Michael Williams , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 3 November 2020;
'Garner’s latest collection tracks a tumultuous time, beginning with a love affair and ending in controversy. In partnership with Sydney writers’ festival, she’ll be discussing One Day I’ll Remember This with Michael Williams – and with you'
The Calling to Write : The Latest Volume of Helen Garner's Diaries Nicholas Jose , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 427 2020;

— Review of One Day I'll Remember This : Diaries 1987-1995 Helen Garner , 2020 single work diary

'‘Unerring muse that makes the casual perfect’: Robert Lowell’s compliment to his friend Elizabeth Bishop comes to mind as I read Helen Garner. She is another artist who reveres the casual for its power to disrupt and illuminate. Nothing is ever really casual for her, but rather becomes part of a perfection that she resists at the same time. The ordinary in these diaries – the daily, the diurnal, the stumbled-upon, the breathing in and out – is turned into something else through the writer’s extraordinary craft.' (Introduction)

Painter’s Eye and a Poet’s Ear Peter Craven , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28 November 2020; (p. 14)

— Review of One Day I'll Remember This : Diaries 1987-1995 Helen Garner , 2020 single work diary

'Helen Garner’s diaries have always been some kind of overriding preoccupation for this writer who breaks down the barrier between fiction and nonfiction. Forty years ago her detractors declared of Monkey Grip, arguably the most game-changing novel in Australian history, that it was simply her diaries regurgitated and dressed up as art.' (Introduction)

Practical Circumstance Moya Costello , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: TEXT : The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs , April vol. 25 no. 1 2021;

— Review of One Day I'll Remember This : Diaries 1987-1995 Helen Garner , 2020 single work diary
Guardian Australia Book Club: Join Helen Garner to Talk About Writing, Life, and Releasing Her Diaries Michael Williams , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 3 November 2020;
'Garner’s latest collection tracks a tumultuous time, beginning with a love affair and ending in controversy. In partnership with Sydney writers’ festival, she’ll be discussing One Day I’ll Remember This with Michael Williams – and with you'
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