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To the Letter: A Celebration of the Lost Art of Letter Writing

by Simon Garfield

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This wasn't really what I was expecting. I was hoping for a nostalgic view of letters written throughout the ages and instead was met with a history of magicians and talk of dig sites of Roman ruins. I didn't really stick with reading it after that as I was a little bored. Not my cup of tea. ( )
  SineadB | Dec 7, 2015 |
This wasn't really what I was expecting. I was hoping for a nostalgic view of letters written throughout the ages and instead was met with a history of magicians and talk of dig sites of Roman ruins. I didn't really stick with reading it after that as I was a little bored. Not my cup of tea. ( )
  SineadB | Dec 7, 2015 |
It started out well but began to meander and loose focus. I found the chapter on letters for sale strangely uneeded and wasn't all that interested in the one on e-mail. I did like the history of the post office in both Britain and the US but it was just a bit too long for what it was about.
  amyem58 | Apr 11, 2015 |
Een boek over "de brief". Hoe werden brieven vroeger bezorgd, wie was de uitvinder van de brievenbus en wie bedacht de postzegel? Hoe schrijf je een goede, of zelfs een volmaakte brief? Naast deze vragen worden veel briefwisselingen besproken. Bijvoorbeeld de brieven na de dood van Virginia Woolf en de brieven van Ted Hughes. Simon Garfield heeft zich enthousiast op het fenomeen brieven schrijven gestort en vooral de laatste hoofdstukken gaan over het verdwijnen van het brieven schrijven. Daarvoor in de plaats komen e-mails (veel sneller geschreven dan brieven, het zegt veel minder omdat een email er altijd hetzelfde uitziet), sms-en en tweets. In één van de laatste hoofdstukken beschrijft Garfield mensen die het brieven schrijven in stand houden, bijvoorbeeld door schrijfclubs.
Ik heb dit boek met veel plezier gelezen; ik heb veel bewondering voor de schrijfstijl en het onderzoek van Garfield. ( )
  elsmvst | Jan 1, 2015 |
Really enjoyable canter through the history of letter writing, taking us up to the digital era, Postman Pat delivering parcels and not letters to reflect current trends and so much more ( )
  jon1lambert | Aug 4, 2014 |
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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.… (more)

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