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Four Unposted Letters to Catherine

  • List Price: $15.00
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  • Seller:Bookz A-Plenty
  • Sales Rank:2,716,856
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:1st
  • Pages:79
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):5500
  • Dimensions (in):7.5 x 5.6 x 0.6
  • Publication Date:October 1993
  • ISBN:0892551925
  • EAN:9780892551927
  • ASIN:0892551925
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Synopsis
Like Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet, this remarkable little book of wisdom and advice refreshes the mind and renews the spirit. Written in 1930 and published in Paris by the Hours Press in a limited edition of only two hundred, these letters were addressed to an eight-year-old girl, the "thoughtful and sensible" child of Nancy Nicholson and Robert Graves. But they were also meant for adults who might have such a child in their spirit. In simple, luminous language, Laura Riding explains the difference between learning and knowing; the value of thinking, of doing, and of not-showing-off; and how it is good to live straight, avoiding the hypocrisies and pretensions of "the muddle." Here is a literary treasure to be shared between generations. For many readers, it will also serve as an invaluable key to the thought of this astonishingly original writer.

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