The popularity of letter-writing has been in decline for years, and recent proposals to privatise Australia Post may accelerate this trend. In an age when an email reaches its recipient in mere micro-seconds, the impassioned letters between Miller and Nin, Stieglitz and O’Keeffe, or Queen Victoria’s estimated 3000 letters to her daughter ‘Vicky’ can seem like relics of a bygone time. It is safe to assume that in the museums of the twenty-second century, artefacts of the current era won’t appear in the form of framed letters written in fountain pen.
Cathartic Confessions, Passionate Declarations and Vivid Recollections from Women of Letters
Yours Truly: Cathartic Confessions, Passionate Declarations and Vivid Recollections from Women of Letters
edited by Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire
Viking, $29.99 pb, 460 pp, 9780670077298
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Sara Savage is a writer, editor, broadcaster and producer based in Melbourne. Her work frequently covers art, design, architecture, and urbanism.
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