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Kafka’s Beautiful and Heartbreaking Love Letters
Kafka’s Beautiful and Heartbreaking Love Letters

“I belong to you… But for this very reason I don’t want to know what you are wearing; it confuses me so much that I cannot deal with life.”

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From a Gentleman to a Lady: A Clever Cryptographic Love Letter from the 1850s
From a Gentleman to a Lady: A Clever Cryptographic Love Letter from the 1850s

“…dropped from the pocket of a young man who is very well known in sporting circles.”

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The Breathtaking Love Letters of Violet Trefusis and Vita Sackville-West
The Breathtaking Love Letters of Violet Trefusis and Vita Sackville-West

“All the hoardings of my imagination I have laid bare to you. There isn’t a recess in my brain into which you haven’t penetrated.”

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The Love Letters of Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky, with a Cameo by William S. Burroughs
The Love Letters of Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky, with a Cameo by William S. Burroughs

“Life seems emptier without you, the soulwarmth isn’t around…”

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Pioneering Anthropologist Margaret Mead’s Beautiful Love Letters to Her Soul Mate
Pioneering Anthropologist Margaret Mead’s Beautiful Love Letters to Her Soul Mate

“The thought of you now makes me a little unbearably happy.”

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Vladimir Nabokov’s Passionate Love Letters to Véra and His Affectionate Bestiary of Nicknames for Her
Vladimir Nabokov’s Passionate Love Letters to Véra and His Affectionate Bestiary of Nicknames for Her

“You are the only person I can talk with about the shade of a cloud, about the song of a thought…”

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Rilke on the Symbiosis Between the Body and the Soul
Rilke on the Symbiosis Between the Body and the Soul

“I am not one of those who neglect the body in order to make of it a sacrificial offering for the soul, since my soul would thoroughly dislike being served in such a fashion.”

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The Greatest LGBT Love Letters of All Time
The Greatest LGBT Love Letters of All Time

Virginia Woolf, Oscar Wilde, Eleanor Roosevelt, Margaret Mead, Allen Ginsberg, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and more.

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The Love Letters of Pioneering Victorian Photojournalist Fannie Benjamin Johnston
The Love Letters of Pioneering Victorian Photojournalist Fannie Benjamin Johnston

“If I have been proud of you and your work and put you on a pedestal, as you say, please let me keep you there, for you deserve it surely and that is my way of loving.”

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Emma Darwin’s Stirring Love Letter to Charles
Emma Darwin’s Stirring Love Letter to Charles

“I feel in my inmost heart your admirable qualities & feelings & all I would hope is that you might direct them upwards.”

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