The Book of love: writers and their love letters

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Pocket Books, 1992 - Family & Relationships - 302 pages
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Through Ms. Davidson's deft touch, The Book of Love becomes a treasure trove of literary discovery. She prefaces each letter with biographical comments that read like novelettes. From the tragic lovers Heloise and Abelard to love that became literature, such as Ernest Hemingway's affair with Agnes von Kurowsky, to Samuel Clemens's heart-breaking expression of love and grief for his deceased child...all have a place in this marvelous anthology. Though originally addressed.

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Contents

Introduction
1
LOVE IS TENDER
69
Anton Chekhov to Olga Knipper
75
Copyright

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About the author (1992)

Cathy N. Davidson, Professor of English at Michigan State University, is author most recently of Revolution and the Word: The Rise of the Novel in America.

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