The Diary Of 'Helena Morley'


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From Elizabeth Bishop's introduction: 'When I first came to Brazil, in 1952, I asked my Brazilian friends which Brazilian books I should begin reading ... They frequently recommended this little book, "Minha Vida de Menina" ... In English the title means "My Life as a Little Girl" or "Young Girl", and that is exactly what the book is about, but it is not reminiscences; it is a diary, the diary actually kept by a little girl between the ages of 12 and 15, in the far-off town of Diamantina, in 1893-1895 ... The more I read ...

The Diary Of 'Helena Morley' 2008, Virago Press Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781844084937

Mass-market paperback

The Diary of "Helena Morley" 1991, Ecco Press

ISBN-13: 9780880013000

Trade paperback