di·​a·​ris·​tic | \ ˌdī-ə-ˈri-stik How to pronounce diaristic (audio) \

Definition of diaristic

: of, relating to, or characteristic of a diary her diaristic tone

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That’s not to say Clairo strayed too far from the highly personal, diaristic and borderline stream-of-consciousness lyrics that first endeared her to her ever-growing fanbase. Dan Hyman, chicagotribune.com, "Clairo gets to show off her newfound sonic lack of insecurity at Pitchfork Fest," 17 July 2019 American artist and writer Teju Cole frames his diaristic images—such as the photo Brazzaville (2013) which features a young boy grasping a railing above a body of rushing water—with short poetry and texts that examine memory. Kate Sierzputowski, Chicago Reader, "‘In Their Own Form’ takes a long look at Afrofuturism beyond Black Panther," 9 May 2018 Other artists in the show make steady deposits into a diaristic record to track changes over time in the perceiving or perceived self. Leah Ollman, latimes.com, "One bed photo per day, for years and years: Mesmerizing moments from an art show about daily life," 9 Apr. 2018 In 1990, when Iraq invaded her homeland, the work became an anguished, diaristic record of the horrors unfolding under occupation. Roberta Smith, Holland Cotter And Jason Farago, New York Times, "The Best Art of 2017," 6 Dec. 2017 Composed of diaristic vignettes, Hitler, My Neighbor offers a singular portrait of 1930s Germany, unique both for its intimate glimpses of Hitler in semi-private moments and for its point of view. Zach Schonfeld, Newsweek, "Adolf Hitler's Neighbor Was a Jewish Boy. Now He's Telling His Story," 5 Dec. 2017 The assortment is personal, but obliquely so, a diaristic collage of external rather than internal sources. Leah Ollman, latimes.com, "Enter the artist's Berlin studio — without leaving L.A.," 18 Aug. 2017 There is also a decidedly diaristic element at play in Zhang’s fictional work. Olivia Aylmer, Vanity Fair, "How Jenny Zhang Discovered Her Literary Fairy Godmother in Lena Dunham," 31 July 2017

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1884, in the meaning defined above

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