The Resource Signed, sealed, delivered : celebrating the joys of letter writing, Nina Sankovitch

Signed, sealed, delivered : celebrating the joys of letter writing, Nina Sankovitch

Label
Signed, sealed, delivered : celebrating the joys of letter writing
Title
Signed, sealed, delivered
Title remainder
celebrating the joys of letter writing
Statement of responsibility
Nina Sankovitch
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Witty, moving, informative, and inspiring, Signed, Sealed, Delivered begins with Nina Sankovitch's discovery of a trunk filled with a trove of hundred-year-old letters in an old house she has just bought with her husband. They are from a Princeton freshman to his mother. Sankovitch cannot help think of her own son, who is about to go off to Harvard, and of the letters she's kept and cherished from a beloved sister and from her husband. From there she sets off on a quest to discover the secrets of letter writers and why we find them so fascinating--from the ancient Egyptians to the medieval lovers, Abelard and Heloise, from letters between Benjamin Franklin and his daughter to the notes that President Lincoln received when his son dies. Sankovitch celebrates letters from Edith Wharton to Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald to his daughter describing life in Hollywood, James Joyce to his Nora, V.S. Naipaul to his father, young Sam Stewart to Gertrude Stein, Georgia O'Keefe to Alfred Stieglitz, and Rachel Carson to her woman lover. She looks at epistolary novels and her husband's love letters as well as her uncle's letters from his Holocaust exile, and dozens more. Plus her son's brief reports from college on the weather and his allowance. In a beautifully written book, itself a perfect gift, Nina Sankovitch reminds us that the letters we write are as important as the ones we wait for"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sankovitch, Nina
Dewey number
809.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE1483
LC item number
.S217 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Letter writing
  • Written communication
  • English letters
  • English language
  • Letter writing
  • Letters in literature
  • Letters
Label
Signed, sealed, delivered : celebrating the joys of letter writing, Nina Sankovitch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Letters Found -- Letters Saved -- Written Under the Cloak -- Just for Me -- Proof Positive -- Fly on the Wall -- Tender Offering -- Living Between Letters -- Correspondence Counseling -- Leaving Words Behind -- To End With Love -- Taking Flight
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 207 pages
Isbn
9781451687156
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013023240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)852226343
  • 682660
  • (OCoLC)ocn852226343
Label
Signed, sealed, delivered : celebrating the joys of letter writing, Nina Sankovitch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Letters Found -- Letters Saved -- Written Under the Cloak -- Just for Me -- Proof Positive -- Fly on the Wall -- Tender Offering -- Living Between Letters -- Correspondence Counseling -- Leaving Words Behind -- To End With Love -- Taking Flight
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 207 pages
Isbn
9781451687156
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013023240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)852226343
  • 682660
  • (OCoLC)ocn852226343

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