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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Letters of Note

Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience is a website that shares letters, which give an insight into the personality of the letter-writer.
Letters of Note is an attempt to gather and sort fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos. Scans/photos where possible. Fakes will be sneered at. Updated as often as possible; usually each weekday.
Last week there was a letter from F. Scott Fitzgerald to his daughter, which was loaded with good advice--advice that we would all be wise to consider:
Things not to worry about:

Don't worry about popular opinion
Don't worry about dolls
Don't worry about the past
Don't worry about the future
Everyone knows Fitzgerald as the writer of The Great Gatsby [F FIT], but he has many other works to his name, including the novels Tender is the Night and This Side of Paradise [F FIT]. His short story, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" was made into a movie of the same name starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett [DVD CUR].

Photo by Carl Van Vechten courtesy Library of Congress.

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