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Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Celebrating the Joys of Letter Writing
Sankovitch, Nina (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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"Witty, moving, informative, and inspiring, Signed, Sealed, Delivered begins with Nina Sankovitch's discovery of trunk filled with a trove of hundred-year old letters in an old house she has just bought with her husband. They are from a Princeton freshman to his mother. Sankovitch cannot help think of her own son, who is about to go off to Harvard, and of the letters she's kept and cherished from a beloved sister and from her husband. From there she sets off on a quest to discover the secrets of letter writers and why we find them so fascinating--from the ancient Egyptians to the medieval lovers, Abelard and Heloise, from letters between Benjamin Franklin and his daughter to the notes that President Lincoln receives when his son dies. Sankovitch celebrates letters from Edith Wharton to Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald to his daughter describing life in Hollywood, James Joyce to his Nora, V.S. Naipaul to his father, young Sam Stewart to Gertrude Stein, Georgia O'Keefe to Alfred Stieglitz, and Rachel Carson to her woman lover. She looks at epistolary novels and her husband's love letters as well as her uncle's letters from his Holocaust exile, and dozens more. Plus her son's brief reports from college on the weather and his allowance. In a beautifully written book, itself a perfect gift, Nina Sankovitch reminds us that the letters we write are as important as the ones we wait for"--
Authors: Sankovitch, Nina
Statement of Responsibility: Nina Sankovitch
Title: Signed, sealed, delivered
celebrating the joys of letter writing
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Characteristics: xiii, 207 pages ; 23 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-207)
Contents: Letters Found
Letters Saved
Written Under the Cloak
Just for Me
Proof Positive
Fly on the Wall
Tender Offering
Living Between Letters
Correspondence Counseling
Leaving Words Behind
To End With Love
Taking Flight
Summary: "Witty, moving, informative, and inspiring, Signed, Sealed, Delivered begins with Nina Sankovitch's discovery of trunk filled with a trove of hundred-year old letters in an old house she has just bought with her husband. They are from a Princeton freshman to his mother. Sankovitch cannot help think of her own son, who is about to go off to Harvard, and of the letters she's kept and cherished from a beloved sister and from her husband. From there she sets off on a quest to discover the secrets of letter writers and why we find them so fascinating--from the ancient Egyptians to the medieval lovers, Abelard and Heloise, from letters between Benjamin Franklin and his daughter to the notes that President Lincoln receives when his son dies. Sankovitch celebrates letters from Edith Wharton to Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald to his daughter describing life in Hollywood, James Joyce to his Nora, V.S. Naipaul to his father, young Sam Stewart to Gertrude Stein, Georgia O'Keefe to Alfred Stieglitz, and Rachel Carson to her woman lover. She looks at epistolary novels and her husband's love letters as well as her uncle's letters from his Holocaust exile, and dozens more. Plus her son's brief reports from college on the weather and his allowance. In a beautifully written book, itself a perfect gift, Nina Sankovitch reminds us that the letters we write are as important as the ones we wait for"--
Subject Headings: Letter writing Social aspects Written communication Social aspects English letters History and criticism English language Rhetoric Letter writing History Letters in literature BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs. bisacsh BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary. bisacsh LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General. bisacsh
Topical Term: Letter writing
Written communication
English letters
English language
Letter writing
Letters in literature
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Personal Memoirs
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Literary
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES General
LCCN: 2013023240
ISBN: 9781451687156
145168715X
Branch Call Number: 809.6 S
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