letters http://wamc.org en Letters Of Note: An Eclectic Collection Of Correspondence Deserving Of A Wider Audience http://wamc.org/post/letters-note-eclectic-collection-correspondence-deserving-wider-audience <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience</em> is a collection of more than 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history—the brightest and best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. It is compiled by Shaun Usher - as is the website of the <a href="http://www.lettersofnote.com/">same name</a>.</p><p>From Virginia Woolf's heart-breaking suicide letter, to Queen Elizabeth II's recipe for drop scones sent to President Eisenhower; from the first recorded use of the expression 'OMG' in a letter to Winston Churchill, to Gandhi's appeal for calm to Hitler; and from Iggy Pop's beautiful letter of advice to a troubled young fan, to Leonardo da Vinci's remarkable job application letter, Letters of Note is a celebration of the power of written correspondence which captures the humour, seriousness, sadness and brilliance that make up all of our lives.</p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 93212 at http://wamc.org Letters Of Note: An Eclectic Collection Of Correspondence Deserving Of A Wider Audience Listener Essay - Surprise In The Attic http://wamc.org/post/listener-essay-surprise-attic <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This listener essay is by Jean Bolgatz.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Jean Bolgatz 87881 at http://wamc.org "Kurt Vonnegut: Letters" edited by Dan Wakefield http://wamc.org/post/kurt-vonnegut-letters-edited-dan-wakefield <p>Dan Wakefield joins us to talk about <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0385343752/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0385343752&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Kurt Vonnegut: Letters</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0385343752" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>. This extraordinary collection of personal correspondence has all the hallmarks of Kurt Vonnegut’s fiction. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 52983 at http://wamc.org "Kurt Vonnegut: Letters" edited by Dan Wakefield