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Surprising literary ventures

21 October 2009
Love Letters of a Japanese Marie Stopes

Love Letters of a Japanese begins: ‘These letters are real. Love Letters of a Japanese begins: ‘These letters are real. And like all real things they have a quality which… Read more

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More gossip with less art?

25 February 2009
The Letters of Samuel Beckett, 1929-40, Volume I Martha Dow Fehsenfeld and Lois More Overbeck

CUP, pp.781, 30

To say that this first volume of Samuel Beckett’s collected letters is a puzzle and a disappointment is to suggest that one might have had specific expectations of it. Where… Read more

The spice of danger

26 November 2008
From the Front Line: Family Letters & Diaries, 1900 to the Falklands & Afghanistan Hew Pike

Pen & Sword, pp.237, 19.99

From the Front Line: Family Letters & Diaries, 1900 to the Falklands & Afghanistan, by Hew Pike ‘Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier,’ reckoned… Read more

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Love between the lines

19 November 2008

Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, edited by Thomas Travisano and Saskia Hamilton Why does this book need to exist? It’s a legitimate question… Read more