Posts Tagged: letters of note

Old-Fashioned Correspondence

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I started trawling through books, visiting local museums and exhibitions and navigating various online archives, looking for examples of interesting correspondence, and, within a few days, I’d found so many fascinating documents – letters, memos, telegrams – that I was hooked. I’d also become convinced, during my research, that they would make a great subject […]

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Faulkner Goes Postal

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Take a look at William Faulkner’s resignation from his postmaster job, which appears at Letters of Note: As long as I live under the capitalistic system, I expect to have my life influenced by the demands of moneyed people. But I will be damned if I propose to be at the beck and call of […]

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Sinclair Lewis’ Rejection Letter

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Letters of Note posts Sinclair Lewis’ rejection of the 1926 Pulitzer Prize for the Novel. Lewis argues that honors such as the Pulitzer serve the committees who award them rather than receivers of the award; these committees become the enforcers of taste and threaten to decrease the creativity of future authors: “I invite other writers […]

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From Weed to Worm

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Letters of Note shares four letters from Woody Allen that appear in Diane Keaton’s recent memoir, Then Again. “Don’t be fooled by THE ARTS! They’re no big deal; certainly no excuse for people acting like jerks & by that I mean, so what if up till now there were very few women artists. There may […]

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Bush vs. Simpson and the American Family

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If you’re publicly expressing resentment towards America’s most beloved (animated) family, you should expect a response. Letters of Note published Marge Simpson’s response to Barbara Bush’s declaration that the Simpson’s was “the dumbest thing” she’d ever seen. The subject of what makes the ideal American family is a contentious one, but alas, there is always […]

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