How many of today's authors write letters—not emails?
From two of Saul Bellow's letters:
"As with his novels, the reading of his letters leaves one amazed by how much Bellow saw. He was always glancing and glimpsing. In a letter to a former student, in 1955, he cautioned her about “American books, including my own” that “pant so after meaning. They are earnestly moral, didactic; they build them ever more stately mansions, and they exhort and plead and refine.” He instructed her, instead, that “a work of art should rest on perception.”
Quoted from a review by Leon Wieseltier, the literary editor of The New Republic.
Leon Wieseltier's review of :
Edited by Benjamin Taylor