letters

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Letters Of Note: An Eclectic Collection Of Correspondence Deserving Of A Wider Audience

    Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience 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 same name.

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.

The Roundtable
11:50 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Listener Essay - Surprise In The Attic

  This listener essay is by Jean Bolgatz.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri November 30, 2012

"Kurt Vonnegut: Letters" edited by Dan Wakefield

Dan Wakefield joins us to talk about Kurt Vonnegut: Letters. This extraordinary collection of personal correspondence has all the hallmarks of Kurt Vonnegut’s fiction. Written over a sixty-year period, these letters, the vast majority of them never before published, are funny, moving, and full of the same uncanny wisdom that has endeared his work to readers worldwide.

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