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Woolf in a book on letter writing

The correspondence between Leonard Woolf and Vita Sackville-­West, in the aftermath of Virginia Woolf’s suicide, is devastating for what cannot be expressed.

Screen Shot 2013-12-10 at 11.21.00 PMThat’s a quote from a New York Times review of the book To the Letter by Simon Garfield in which Garfield takes, “a nostalgic and fretful look at the ‘lost art’ of letter writing.”

Woolf, of course, was a prolific letter writer, and Garfield’s book includes  anecdotes,  historical tidbits and excerpts from some of hers.


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