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To the Letter

A Celebration of the Lost Art of Letter Writing
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An ode to the dwindling art of letter writing explores its potential salvation in the digital age, chronicling the history of letter writing as reflected by love letters, chain mail, and business correspondence, while surveying the role that letters have played as literary devices.
Authors: Garfield, Simon
Statement of Responsibility: Simon Garfield
Title: To the letter
a celebration of the lost art of letter writing
Characteristics: 464 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 446-449) and index
Contents: The magic of letters
From Vindolanda, Greetings
The consolations of Cicero, Seneca and Pliny the Younger
Love in its earliest forms
How to write the perfect letter, Part 1
Neither snow nor rain nor the flatness of Norfolk
How to write the perfect letter, Part 2
Letters for sale
Why Jane Austen's letters are so dull (and other postal problems solved)
A letter feels like immortality
How to write the perfect letter, Part 3
More letters for sale
Love in its later forms
The modern master
Inbox
Epilogue: Dear reader
Summary: An ode to the dwindling art of letter writing explores its potential salvation in the digital age, chronicling the history of letter writing as reflected by love letters, chain mail, and business correspondence, while surveying the role that letters have played as literary devices.
Subject Headings: Letter writing Interpersonal communication Interpersonal communication. fast (OCoLC)fst00977344 Letter writing. fast (OCoLC)fst00996699
Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc.-(OCoLC)fst01423877
Topical Term: Letter writing
Interpersonal communication
Interpersonal communication
Letter writing
ISBN: 1592408354
9781592408351
Branch Call Number: 809.6 G
Research Call Number: JFD 14-705
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Jan 05, 2014
  • ser_library rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

history, how to through history and examples of ww2 love letters make To the Letter a quick and enjoyable read. The sections on the post office are not too dull.

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