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To the Letter: Journey Through the Mail

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  • To the Letter: Journey Through the Mail 
    Title: To the Letter: Journey Through the Mail
    Author: GARFIELD SIMON
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 01/11/2013
    Imprint: CANONGATE
    Price: $23.00
    Publishing status: Active

    Another celebration of the epistle, To the?Letter traces this perhaps dying artform from?Roman woodchips discovered near Hadrian’s?Wall to the wonders and terrors of email.?Garfield delves into the great correspondences?of our time – from Cicero, Petrarch, Jane?Austen, Ted Hughes, John Keats, Virginia?Woolf, Jack Kerouac, Anaïs Nin and Charles?Schulz – and traces the very particular advice?offered by bestselling letter-writing manuals.?He uncovers a host of engaging stories,?including the tricky history of the opening?greeting, the ideal ingredients for invisible ink?and the sad saga of the dead letter office. In?so doing, he presents a passionate argument?for us all to keep corresponding.

    ISBN: 9780857868589
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