Thomas Mallon Yours Ever: People and Their Letters Book

Thomas Mallon Yours Ever: People and Their Letters Book

Yours Ever: People and Their Letters

From the author of A Book of One s Own and Stolen Words comes a delightful and wide ranging investigation of 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 and eloquent commentary on the From the author of A Book of One s Own and Stolen Words comes a delightful and wide ranging investigation of 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 and eloquent commentary on the circumstances and characters of the world s most intriguing letter writers Here are Madame de S vign 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 Yours Ever is an exuberant reintroduction to a vast and entertaining literature a book that will help to revive, in the digital age, this glorious lost art

Title : Yours Ever: People and Their Letters
Author :  Thomas Mallon
Language : English
Isbn : 0679444262
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 338 pages

Rating: 4.6

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