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Four unposted letters to Catherine

Author: Laura Riding; Elizabeth Friedmann; Alan J Clark
Publisher: New York : Persea Books, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Like Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet, this remarkable little book of wisdom and advice refreshes the mind and renews the spirit. Written in 1930 and published in Paris by the Hours Press in a limited edition of only two hundred, these letters were addressed to an eight-year-old girl, the "thoughtful and sensible" child of Nancy Nicholson and Robert Graves. But they were also meant for adults who might have such a
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Laura (Riding) Jackson; Laura (Riding) Jackson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Riding; Elizabeth Friedmann; Alan J Clark
ISBN: 0892551925 9780892551927
OCLC Number: 27770056
Description: 79 pages ; 19 cm
Responsibility: Laura Riding ; postscript by Laura (Riding) Jackson ; afterword by Elizabeth Friedmann and Alan J. Clark.

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Like Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet, this remarkable little book of wisdom and advice refreshes the mind and renews the spirit. Written in 1930 and published in Paris by the Hours Press in a limited edition of only two hundred, these letters were addressed to an eight-year-old girl, the "thoughtful and sensible" child of Nancy Nicholson and Robert Graves. But they were also meant for adults who might have such a child in their spirit. In simple, luminous language, Laura.

Riding explains the difference between learning and knowing; the value of thinking, of doing, and of not-showing-off; and how it is good to live straight, avoiding the hypocrisies and pretensions of "the muddle." Here is a literary treasure to be shared between generations. For many readers, it will also serve as an invaluable key to the thought of this astonishingly original writer.

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