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To the letter : a celebration of the lost art of letter writing / Simon Garfield.

Authors: Garfield, Simon, author.
Call number: 808.6 GAR
Publication: New York, New York : Gotham, [2013]
Copyright notice: ©2013
Publication date: [2013]©2013
Subject: Letter writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Interpersonal communication.
Title: To the letter : a celebration of the lost art of letter writing / Simon Garfield.
Physical description: 464 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents note: 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 note: 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.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 446-449) and index.
ISBN: 9781592408351 :
1592408354 :
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1480504
Bib No.: 1480504

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