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Inarticulate by Choice and the Future of the Intellectual Past, Part Seven

George Tooker, “Landscape with Figures,” 1965-66. By Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn In this series of posts, I have raised questions about the ramifications of the decline of letter writing for both professional and personal life. Paper correspondence has traditionally played a vital role in both realms and thus in the study of them. My rumination turned from worries about the gap in the historical record that seems destined to result from the shift to electronic communications, when it comes to traces of the meandering of thoughts and the feelings often implicated in them, to a celebration of what letter writing offers for Read more