Posts tagged with letters

Oct 24 2019

True, but unromantic


If you have $100,000 lying around, you could own an original and authentic piece of Jane Austen's writing. Unfortunately, this particular bit of writing is a description of how much going to the dentist sucks...

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Jan 3 2019

Original sources


This is fascinating, from The Guardian: "Spanish academic gets €1.5m EU grant to rescue 'women's writing'." Apparently, the European Research Council has given Carme Font, an English literature professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, a €1.5m grant to...

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Dec 27 2017



In a bit of weird-but-sweet news, Open Culture recently posted a supportive letter Albert Einstein sent to Marie Curie when the public discovery of an affair that Curie was having with a fellow scientist threatened to...

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Oct 31 2017

Sad that I can't hear her thoughts on the Trump casino, though.


I had wondered if the controversy surrounding Go Set a Watchman would cast a shadow over Harper Lee's legacy, but it appears she's still a money-maker, at least: a collection of her letters recently fetched more than $12,000 at auction...

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Feb 3 2015

Seriously, I can barely write my name legibly.


According the Guardian, The Huntington Library in California has acquired 52 "unpublished letters, poems and other material" from Jane Austen's mother's family, the Leighs of Adlestrop...

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