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Yours ever : people and their letters

Author: Thomas Mallon
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An exuberant reintroduction to a vast and entertaining literature. the art of letter writing. Yours Ever explores the offhand masterpieces dispatched through the ages by messenger, postal service, and BlackBerry. Thomas Mallon weaves a remarkable assortment of epistolary riches into his own insightful commentary on the circumstances and characters of the world's most intriguing letter writers. Here are Madame de  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anthologie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Mallon
ISBN: 9780679444268 0679444262
OCLC Number: 311262906
Description: 338 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Absence --
Friendship --
Advice --
Complaint --
Love --
Spirit --
Confession --
War --
Prison.
Responsibility: Thomas Mallon.

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An exuberant reintroduction to a vast and entertaining literature. the art of letter writing. Yours Ever explores the offhand masterpieces dispatched through the ages by messenger, postal service, and BlackBerry. Thomas Mallon weaves a remarkable assortment of epistolary riches into his own insightful commentary on the circumstances and characters of the world's most intriguing letter writers. Here are Madame de Sévigné's devastatingly sharp reports from the court of Louis XIV, F. Scott Fitzgerald's tormented advice to his young daughter, the besotted midlife billets-doux of a suddenly rejuvenated Woodrow Wilson, the casually brilliant spiritual musings of Flannery O'Connor, the lustful boastings of Lord Byron, the cries from prison of Sacco and Vanzetti. Along with the confessions and complaints and revelations sent from battlefields, frontier cabins, and luxury liners, a reader will find Mallon considering travel bulletins, suicide notes, fan letters, and hate mail--forms as varied as the human experiences behind them.--From publisher description.

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