The Book of love : writers and their love letters

Format: Print Book 1992
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport - White Oak Non Fiction 808.86 B644
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport - White Oak
Collection  Non Fiction
Call Number  808.86 B644
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Delightful and insightful, this collection explores the many varietes of love letters. Divided into six parts--from ``Falling in Love'' to ``Absence'' to ``The End of Love''--as well as several subsections, the book includes writers from Sappho to Stendhal, Walt Whitman to Vaclav Havel. While some missives illuminate famous romances, less expected letters also intrigue: Emma Goldman's plea to a married man (``You have opened up the prison gates of my womanhood''), Civil War soldier Sullivan Ballou's pre-battle message to his wife (``Sarah, my love for you is deathless''), nurse Agnes von Kurowsky's rejection of 19-year-old Ernest Hemingway (``Ernie, dear boy'') and the imprisoned Nelson Mandela's advice for his distant daughter (``never . . . allow anybody . . . to bully you''). Davidson, a professor of English literature at Duke University, prefaces each letter with informative biographical comments that are often as engrossing as the letters themselves. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Love-letters.
Authors -- Correspondence.
Publisher New York :Pocket Books,1992
Contributors Davidson, Cathy N., 1949-
Language English
Description xiv, 302 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-299).
ISBN 0671701339 :
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