Letters of Note: New York (Paperback)Shaun Usher (author,compiler)
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In Letters of Note: New York, Shaun Usher curates a collection of extraordinary written exchanges about the Big Apple, from the marvelling of wide-eyed newcomers and the devoted outpourings of native citizens, to the frustrated outcries of the dispossessed and the fond reminiscences of old-timers.
Includes letters by:
Italo Calvino, Ralph Ellison,
Kahlil Gibran, Helen Keller,
Martin Scorsese, Saum Song Bo, Anais Nin
& many more
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 101 g
Dimensions: 178 x 111 x 10 mm
Addictive, like dipping into a bag of variously tempting assorted candies, knowing that the next one will always bring surprise and pleasure * * New Yorker * *
A gloriously presented compilation * * Financial Times * *
As a guide to letters that deserve a wider readership, Usher's compilation is hard to beat * * Scotland on Sunday * *
Quite literally the most enjoyable volume it is possible to imagine. Every page is a marvel * * Spectator * *
It is hard to see how Letters Of Note could ever be surpassed * * Mail on Sunday * *
Funny, tragic, brilliantly incisive, historic, lyrical, romantic and studiedly offensive, this stupendous compendium of letters ancient and modern is my book of the year. You will never tire of it -- Stephen Fry
It is inspiring, and often sad, funny, and occasionally quite surreal * * GQ * *
A wonderful collection of magical missives . . . It'll have you reaching for pen and paper * * Evening Standard * *
A truly extraordinary reading experience * * Big Issue * *
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