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How To Write Letters: A 19th-Century Guide to the Lost Art of Epistolary Etiquette
How To Write Letters: A 19th-Century Guide to the Lost Art of Epistolary Etiquette

“A letter should be regarded not merely as a medium for the communication of intelligence, but also as a work of art.”

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Simone de Beauvoir on Vitality, the Measure of Intelligence, and What Freedom Really Means
Simone de Beauvoir on Vitality, the Measure of Intelligence, and What Freedom Really Means

“There is vitality only by means of free generosity. Intelligence supposes good will… Sensitivity is nothing else but the presence which is attentive to the world and to itself.”

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In Defense of the Fluid Self: Why Anaïs Nin Turned Down a Harper’s Bazaar Profile
In Defense of the Fluid Self: Why Anaïs Nin Turned Down a Harper’s Bazaar Profile

“I am more interested in human beings than in writing, more interested in lovemaking than in writing, more interested in living than in writing.”

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