In this engrossing survey of the art of the letter, Thomas Mallon reads the mail of correspondents famous and obscure throughout history to celebrate, and memorialize, what may well be a vanished mode of everyday eloquence.
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December 6: "I watched him plant a weeping willow in the backyard. It seemed to symbolize his sorrow for the direction our country had taken."
"It was during those long and lonely years that my hunger for the freedom of my own people became a hunger for the freedom of all people, white and black. I knew as well as…
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