A compulsive collection of the world’s most entertaining, inspiring and powerful letters with New York at their heart, curated by the founder of the global phenomenon lettersofnote.com
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, Anaïs Nin
& many more
“Praise for Letters of Note: The literary equivalent of a box of chocolates - bite-sized and pure addictive pleasure … The result is beautifully produced, with photographs and colour facsimiles of much of the correspondence”
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“Addictive, like dipping into a bag of variously tempting assorted candies, knowing that the next one will always bring surprise and pleasure”
“A gloriously presented compilation”
“As a guide to letters that deserve a wider readership, Usher’s compilation is hard to beat”
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“Quite literally the most enjoyable volume it is possible to imagine. Every page is a marvel”
Shaun Usher is a writer and sole custodian of the popular blogs lettersofnote.com and listsofnote.com. He has transformed both blogs into bestselling books, crowd-funded by Unbound and jointly published by Unbound and Canongate. He lives in Wilmslow with his wife Karina and their two sons. He is the author of the bestselling Letters of Note, More Letters of Note, Lists of Note and Speeches of Note. Along with Simon Garfield’s To the Letter, Letters of Note inspired Letters Live, a series of live performances celebrating the enduring power of literary correspondence, with great performers reading remarkable letters to a live audience.
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